UCLU Volunteering Services Unit helps UCL alumni social enterprise spread the word
27 February 2012
The Volunteering Services Unit – a joint project of University College London and UCL’s student union – is helping a social enterprise created by a UCL alumnus reach out to new customers.
Charity donation gateway, Charity Checkout, is an innovative way for small and medium sized charities to accept donations via their websites and social media profiles. Chester Mojay-Sinclare conceived Charity Checkout in 2009 while he was a student at University College London. The company’s roots stem from a UCL Advances competition for budding young entrepreneurs, where Chester and his team from UCL and London Business School were crowned the eventual winners.
Charity Checkout offers charities the ability to receive one-off and regular donations via their own websites, without the need for their own merchant account. The platform provides charities with the facility to set-up branded donation pages and an online account to manage and track donations.
John Braime, Volunteering Manager at UCLU, said, “We work with lots of small and medium sized charities that could benefit from Charity Checkout. We exist to create connections between UCL and the wider community, and so we’re happy to help Chester get the word out about this exciting social enterprise.”
Charity Checkout will also be helping to support the next generation of students by donating a share of its revenues to a UCL community projects fund.