Shop and donate during Black Friday and Christmas

We are coming to the time of year when we put our hands in our pockets to make life that little bit lovelier for the people we care about. And who can resist a bargain? If you are shopping for Black Friday, could you send a bit of love our way and sign up to the various schemes that mean we get donations while you shop – at no cost to yourself? These include:

Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!

Get started today! Sign up via Give as you Live

Easyfundraising logo

Whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity with easyfundraising.

There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Helen Arkell at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.

eBay for charity

Support Helen Arkell every time you sell on eBay. Simply pick us as your charity and the donation percentage (10-100%). eBay waives the same percent in fees. When the item sells, the donation is automatically sent to Helen Arkell and you get a donation receipt.

When you pay through eBay Checkout for an item, you also have the option to add a small donation to Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity. You can ask PayPal Giving Fund to claim Gift Aid on your donation, boosting its value at no cost to you.

For more information about how it works, click here.

Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

By |2024-04-24T09:30:25+01:00November 20th, 2023|Fundraising news, Latest news|0 Comments

Our Summer Appeal – meet Rosie

Rosie is seven and she is a child who was struggling to keep up with her classmates at school in reading and spelling. When she started to get anxious, Rosie’s mum Anna turned to us for help. After an assessment with Sandra who diagnosed dyslexia, Rosie started tuition to help her use her strengths to overcome the difficulties dyslexia entails. With this in place, and help from school, Rosie is loving learning again.

Rosie says, ‘When I realised that some things were more tricky for me and that I was dyslexic, Sandra’s way of teaching really helped me. I can use what she helps me with for my learning at school and at home.’

For Rosie’s family, none of this would be possible without bursary funding and we rely on donations to provide support for those in need of our help. Donating to Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity helps us provide life-changing services to those who find themselves in need of our help, including:

  • dyslexia consultations
  • assessments
  • tuition.

For example, £10 could help a parent or carer gain the knowledge and confidence they need to support their dyslexic child through school, via our popular parents’ HELP course;
£15 could help provide specialist training to teachers and teaching assistants to support a range of learners in state schools and colleges;
£20 could help fund a life-changing assessment for a child at Helen Arkell and equip them, like Rosie, with the knowledge they need to look forward with confidence.

If you are in a position to donate – regularly or as a one-off – we are grateful. You can do so here.

Thank you.


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