On-line boost for charities

MANSFIELD residents who would like to support charities and good causes within their community can make use of a new website.

Localgiving.com is a national initiative which is overseen by former Chad charity the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation (NCF).

Charities can apply to have their details listed after being approved by the NCF and people can then contribute directly to the charity of their choice.

NCF chief executive Nina Dauban said: “Whether people want to contribute £1 or £10,000, Localgiving.com allows them to do this securely and easily in the knowledge that all the charities on the site have been vetted by us.”

The site allows local charities to take advantage of the growing trend of people donating to charity on line.