Other ways to donate with Amazon Smile Ending

The popular Amazon Smile donation scheme will conclude on 20 February.

Thursday, 09 February 2023

A person using a laptop to visit the Give as you Live website in a coffee shop

The popular Amazon Smile donation scheme will conclude on 20 February.

Running for ten years, the scheme which allows customers the chance to donate to a charity of their choice when purchasing items through the online retail site Amazon.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance is extremely grateful to everyone who has helped raise funds for our charity via Amazon Smile over the years.

To date it has generated in excess of £8,800 towards our lifesaving service in Wiltshire, Bath and surrounding areas.

A spokesperson said: “It is disappointing the service is coming to an end later this month but we would advise our donors there are other sites available which provide a similar service, such as Easy Fundraising and Give as you Live, allowing people to continue supporting our charity through their online shopping.”

Other ways to give

We also have recycling options for donors to support our charity at no cost to them.

There are around 80 clothing banks across the county, in partnership with Recycling Solutions. Items of clothing and shoes placed in those bins go directly towards raising funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Volunteer group Recycle For Wiltshire Air Ambulance offer donors the possibility to recycle every day items such as confectionary wrappers, bread bags and more. This has generated around £89,000 for the charity since it began in 2014.