Bmycharity was originally created by Ben Brabyn and Matt Cooper in 2000. It was purchased by Help for Heroes in March 2010 and is currently supported by a very small team. The aim of the purchase was to continue to provide an online, commission free donations facility for UK registered Charities and to fund this low cost site by focusing on encouraging supporters to make as many Help for Heroes donations through Bmycharity as possible.
By coupling Bmycharity's lean, low cost business with H4H's technical resources and relationships with banks and corporate partners, we're able to cover the costs of providing the service to the charity sector commission-free.
You can choose to make a direct donation to the charity of your choice as long as they have registered with Bmycharity. To find the charity on our site visit www.bmycharity.com and type in part of the charity name in the Find a charity box, alternatively if you select browse you can see all the charities listed alphabetically.
Select your charity and you can either chose to make a direct donation by selecting Make a donation or you can chose to support a particular fundraiser.
Ideally your friend or colleague will have sent you a link to their fundraising page so that you can donate directly. However to find a fundraiser for this charity select Sponsor a Friend and type in your friend's first or last name or fundraising type for example Marathon. The site will then list all relevant fundraising pages for you to choose. Once you have made your choice you can make a direct donation to the fundraising page. Once you have made your donation it will appear in the most recent donations listed on the fundraising page.
If you decide to make a direct donation to the charity, please note that you will receive an email confirmation of your donation and the donation will be passed to the charity in your name and will appear in the charity reports together with any message you send. Please note that direct donations will not appear on the Bmycharity website. If you would like your donation to appear on the site you will need to make your donation through one of the charity’s fundraising pages.
Please complete your personal details as requested including selecting a Title (Miss, Mr etc) from the drop down menu as well as an email address and postcode. If you wish to add a message of support please complete this optional field. If you are donating straight to a fundraising page your message will be displayed on the fundraisers page and on the donation reports that the charity can print out. Please ensure that all the fields have been fully completed in order to process the donation.
For those who are making a direct donation to a charity homepage, for example www.bmycharity.com/actionforat please note that your donation message will not appear on the website but will appear on the donation reports that the charity produced periodically.
If you are supporting Help for Heroes, you can send your cheques, payable to Help for Heroes, through to the following address:-
The Donations Team
Help for Heroes
14 Parkers Close
Downton Business Centre
Salisbury SP5 3RB
You can pay cash donations into any Lloyds TSB quoting the following details:
Sort code : 30 90 21
Account Number : 03524452
If you are supporting any other charity you will need to contact the charity direct.
We accept the following card types
- Visa Delta
For Help for Heroes. If you would like to make regular donations to the Help for Heroes Charity directly please find attached a Standing Order Mandate.
Please note that at present you are not able to make regular donations direct to a Bmycharity Help for Heroes fundraising page but only to the central Charity account.
- For any other charity, please contact your charity directly to arrange this.