Welcome to 2014!

After a very successful GrEAT pub quiz to kick off the year, KEEN’s usual sessions are starting up in the next week, and I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting activities that our inventive volunteers are planning this term. If you’re a parent of an athlete and haven’t received the termly mailout, please drop me an e-mail and let me know!

I just thought I’d mention some great ways of helping KEEN out in the new year:

  • Did you get any truly terrible Christmas presents? Why not convert them into money for yourself and KEEN, by listing them on eBay for Charity?! You can choose to donate any percentage of the final price to KEEN, and you’ll get a corresponding discount on eBay’s fees. We can also claim Gift Aid if you pay UK income tax! Just click the ‘Sell an Item’ button here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/egw/ebay-for-charity/charity-profile/KEEN-Oxford/81383
  • Did you make a new year’s resolution? Need help sticking to it? Why not get your friends to sponsor you to see it through? LocalGiving.com’s Grow Your Tenner campaign will double donations of up to £10 until the end of February, or their matched funding pot runs out. Click here to set a page up: https://localgiving.com/supporter/account/fundraising/new, or here if you would like to make a general donation to KEEN via the Grow Your Tenner campaign: https://localgiving.com/donation/keenoxford
  • Looking for a way to help out KEEN with no extra effort? With easyfundraising.org.uk popular retailers like Tesco, Amazon and Groupon will donate a percentage of your spend to KEEN when you make a purchase, at no extra cost! Every time you search the web using keenoxford.easysearch.org.uk instead of Google or any other search engine, half a penny is raised for KEEN Oxford.  Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around £25 a year! Click here to install the easyfundraising.org.uk search engine into your web browser: worldwide searchUK search

Wishing you a very happy new year!