A ENTREPRENEURIAL mother is proving shopping can be good for the soul by raising thousands of pounds for charity through her online store.
Sarah Tunstall of Broxton has launched her first ever online business, Boomah, a shopping website which helps raise cash for charity while rewarding fashion, food and technology lovers with cash back.
The mother-of-two, who worked for M&S Money in Chester for 23 years and left after having her second child, was inspired to start the online venture after struggling to raise money for the much-needed refurbishment of the community clubhouse where her son George played football.
"Due to the current economic climate, raising funds for any worthwhile cause has become extremely difficult and with funding being dramatically cut for sports, everyone is struggling," said Sarah.
"I wanted to help, and so I decided to set up a business that gave something back to the community, whilst giving the consumer great value too."
Sarah said that major high street retailers had flocked to sign up to the website, with more than 1,000 now onboard, including her former employer M&S, as well as Tesco, Sainsbury's and Debenhams, which allows shoppers to earn money back and raise money for a charity of their choice.
Sarah says the site is extremely simple to use and added: "Once a customer has registered, they can start to shop as normal with all their favourite retailers and by using the links on the site they can earn cash back for themselves and their chosen worthwhile cause. It really is that simple."
To see how Sarah's website works, visit www.Boomah.co.uk.