FOUR LOCAL charities are using the internet to expand their good work thanks to the help of a Diggle-based web design company to get them online.
Buckley Belles, Saheli Womens Group, Lighthouse Organisation Network, and Oldham Self Help Collective won a prize draw run by Voluntary Action Oldham to benefit from a free professional website each from Clean Page Design.
Dom Wint, who set up the web design company in 2011, teamed up with Clare Taylor, VAO development officer, after deciding to turn his skills into a valuable charitable contribution.
They hatched the idea to help groups without the ability or finances to develop their own web presence but who want to boost their profile and keep members updated.
Dom said: “I want to build sites which help charities show off what they do. Hopefully this will lead to greater exposure and them getting more funding and more members.”
Craig Howlett from Oldham Self Help Collective added: “This is just what we need to raise awareness of our group in a professional manner. Without this we would struggle to spread the news.”
Clean Page Design is the first business to connect with Voluntary Action Oldham as part of its new Action Oldham Campaign to connect people to good causes across the borough.
Dom’s websites will include events and information pages, photo galleries and a means for the charities and the public to interact.
Based in Diggle, he builds websites for small and medium-sized business, clubs, charities and individuals, as well as helping with graphic design and IT services.