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When You Wish Upon A Star announced as chosen charity for my Travel Cash

Press Release   •   Jul 06, 2012 12:58 BST

my Travel Cash, a prepaid MasterCard® currency card provider, has become a fundraising partner for When You Wish Upon A Star and, as part of the initiative, will be giving its customers the option to donate to the charity via its 1% cashback facility.

For all purchases made on a my Travel Cash card, 1% is credited back onto the card account, but now cardholders will have the option of donating their cashback to When you Wish Upon A Star, which grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Myles Stephenson, CEO of my Travel Cash, says: “When You Wish Upon A Star is a fantastic charity and we are delighted to be one of its partners to help grant the wishes of these very special children. The donations start now and cardholders simply select within their account settings for the funds to automatically go to this very worthy charity.

“We are the only currency card on the market to offer a 1% cashback facility and we are thrilled to be able to give our customers the option of donating to When You Wish Upon A Star. We strongly urge our existing customers to donate their 1% cashback reward to the charity and encourage those thinking of investing in a prepaid currency card, to sign up for a my Travel Cash Card and to opt in to our unique charity donation scheme.

“It’s a great way for the company to get involved and by allowing customers to donate their 1% cashback to the charity they too can give something back to a very worthwhile cause.”

Sarah Madden, corporate fundraiser at When You Wish Upon A Star, says, “It’s great news that my Travel Cash has picked us as its chosen charity and we’d like to thank them for their support so far. We hope that many of their customers will choose to donate their cashback to us, to help grant the wishes of children with terminal illnesses. Over the past 22 years we have granted nearly 15,000 wishes for some very courageous children and the support from my Travel Cash will all go towards helping us achieve even more special wishes.”

 

my Travel Cash offers Euro, Dollar and Multi-Currency prepaid cards. It does not charge ATM withdrawal fees*, offers 1% cashback on all purchases, which can now be donated to When You Wish Upon a Star, and there is no card issue fee (minimum load applies). It offers competitive exchange rates, which are updated on the website every 15 minutes.

Visit www.mytravelcash.com for information about donating your 1% cashback to When You Wish Upon A Star for terms, fees or to order a card by completing the short form. my Travel Cash will be adding more charities over the course of the next few months.

When You Wish Upon A Star’s primary aim is to grant the wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses. Since it launched in 1990, it has granted over 14,500 Wishes for some very brave and courageous children and their families, including trips to Disney Florida or Paris to meet their favourite characters, the chance to meet their favourite pop star or sporting hero as well as giving children books, toys, games consoles and in-home cinema systems.

For more information on When You Wish Upon A star, visit www.whenyouwish.org.uk or contact Sarah Madden on 0115 979 1720.

* Some ATM providers may apply surcharges

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Notes to Editor:

About When You Wish Upon A Star

When You Wish Upon a Star is a small charity based in the East Midlands whose primary aim is to grant the Wishes of children suffering from life threatening illnesses. It launched in 1990, and has granted over 14,500 wishes for some very brave and courageous children and their families.

How are donations spent:

£300 - Pays for a VIP experience in a limousine to meet a favourite celebrity

£500 - Will buy a wiki console and games

£1000 - Pays for a home cinema system for a child who is housebound during long periods of treatment

£3000 - Pays for a 5-day break to Disney Paris, for a very special child and their family to meet Mickey Mouse and friends

£7000 - Creates a magical family experience in Florida and the opportunity to meet Mickey Mouse and swim with dolphins

£70,000 - Chartering of the Santa express and flying 100 very special children to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas

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