The Giving Machine donations

The Trust is registered as a charitable cause on the Giving Machine website – this helps you help us for FREE !!!.


Running a Grade I listed Church is not cheap and St Mary’s Church have a number of necessary building works approaching in the coming months and years.

To help us fundraise the Friends of St Marys Church have joined TheGivingMachine which will allow YOU to generate cash donations without it costing you a penny. There are over 200,000 schools & charities taking part in this program, with the successful causes raising £1,000’s every year at no extra cost to their supporters!

TheGivingMachine is a UK registered charity, whose sole aim is to facilitate raising money for UK charitable causes and schools.

Simply by shopping online via TheGivingMachine at your favourite shops will generate a free cash donation with every single purchase. With stores like Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tesco, Sainsbury and John Lewis taking part with hundreds more, you are bound to find what you want from your favourite shops at TheGivingMachine.

The Giving Machine also claim back Gift Aid from HMRC
making all the donation worth more – again at no cost to you.

Please join our new giving community by visiting TheGivingMachine and join to support The Friends of St Mary’s Church; it’s quick and simple to sign up and start giving for free.It really is as simple as that.

Please ensure you don’t miss this opportunity to give while you are shopping and help spread the word to raise as much as we can from this amazing program. Your help will make a difference.Many thanks for your support.

Register as a giver and nominate your chosen charity
  1. go to
  2. on the menu bar at the top, click on ‘Find a Cause’
  3. search “Friends of St Marys Church Comberton
  4. click on “Friends of St Marys Church Comberton” and click on ‘Join and Support’
  5. fill in the your details.
  6. select the “agree to terms and conditions” box (at bottom of page) and press the “submit” button
  7. you should now be a registered giver with Friends of St Marys Church Comberton as your chosen beneficiary
How do you generate donations (totally free of charge to you) by using the Giving Machine?

All you have to do is go to The Giving Machine website and click on the purple ‘Go Shopping’ button. You may need to Login (on the top right of the screen) with your email address and password.

The most popular retailers are listed or you can search for the online retailer you want.
Click on ‘shop now’ next to your chosen retailer and a new window will open with their details and link through to their website.
You can then purchase through the (online) shop/retailer as you normally would.  BUT REMEMBER, in order to generate donations you DO NEED to go through the Giving Machine website every time you want to purchase from a retailer.
There are about over 2000 retailers registered with the Giving Machine including many well know retailers e.g. Amazon, e-Bay, John Lewis, EasyJet, Marks and Spencer, Premier Inn, Expedia, as well as other insurance, shopping, holiday, travel, and DIY companies.
The website also allows you set an easy ‘Shopping Reminder’ to use TheGivingMachine.
If you want to change your password or see how much you have donated (it takes a few days to come through), click on ‘My Giving Account’ on the top right of the screen once you have logged in.