THE Pioneer-backed charity Miles of Smiles now has an on-line facility for donations to be paid electronically by credit or debit card.
Fundraisers say this move, through the website Justgiving.com, is a major step forward for their work sending sick, disabled and underprivileged youngsters from Chester, Wirral and North Wales to Disneyland Paris every year.
MoS chairman Mick Hughes said: “We all have to move with technology and our own website www.miles-of-smiles.com has had a big impact on the way the charity portrays itself.
“Over the past few year interest in us has grown rapidly and, to keep pace, we now have our own website host Mark Scholes of be-on-the.net who designed and updates the system.”
Mr Hughes added the beauty of Justgiving.com is that, as long as a donator is a UK taxpayer, MoS automatically receives a 28% bonus made up of gift aid and supplement.
In the first week of going live, more than £1,300 was donated to them without their committee having to do anything.
For details, visit the websites named above, or contact Mr Scholes on www.be-on-the.net or 0779 2775724.