Closure of BT MyDonate

Following on from the announcement yesterday that BT MyDonate is to close at the end of  June, we will be removing it off our website. There are many ways you can donate to VASL –  We use JustGiving please click on

To donate from your phone simply text – VASL11 £10 to 70070

When launched by BT in 2011, MyDonate was the first commission-free fundraising service. However, BT said  that fundraising technology had moved on significantly and many other fundraising platforms were now available for people and charities to use, several of which were also commission free.

BT said in a statement that its number one priority was to make sure that fundraising activities continued with as little disruption as possible.


Milestone for Sandy!

Today marks the most incredible anniversary at VASL.

Our amazing Sandy has been driving the car scheme at VASL for an incredible 25 years. Sandy first started with us just doing a few hours a week and has grown the Car Scheme over all these years to become one of our flagship projects.

How did she find the time? In 1994 when Sandy joined us it was the year that Amazon and Yahoo started, ER and Friends debuted that year and “The Lion King” film opened.

We aren’t entirely sure that she bought the Wet Wet Wet track ‘Love Is All Around’ which topped the UK singles chart for a whopping 15 weeks, after it was featured in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

What we are sure about is that Sandy is the glue that holds us together. She has a fantastic relationship with the drivers and clients and goes above and beyond to create a scheme that is indispensable to many, many people.

We’d like to thank Sandy for being Sandy, for working so hard, improving people’s lives and never being in a bad mood. Also her lemon cake is pretty damm good…