Donate cryptocurrency to charity
Make a crypto donation today to support Young Lives vs Cancer and help make sure all children and young people with cancer can continue to thrive.
Donating crypto to Young Lives vs Cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.
Our social workers help families get through the most frightening time of their lives. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer.
We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 100 additional leading cryptocurrencies and donating couldn’t be easier.
How to donate cryptocurrency to charity
Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget:
- Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount
- Type in your email and basic information
- Make your donation to charity
Once you have made your donation, you will be emailed an automatically generated receipt.
Crypto charitable donations are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block.
What is crypto and cryptocurrency?
A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that can be used online.
Why is Young Lives vs Cancer accepting cryptocurrency?
Young Lives vs Cancer is a charity that helps children and young people with cancer find their inner strength so they can continue to thrive, but we can’t do it without donations. By piloting accepting cryptocurrency, we believe we’ll be able to get donations we might not have otherwise received, enabling us to continue our vital work.
This innovative way of donating will also connect us to new supporters, helping us achieve our mission of securing sustainable income and reaching every child and young person who needs us.
Which cryptocurrencies does Young Lives vs Cancer accept and how do I donate?
We use the platform ‘The Giving Block’ to accept cryptocurrency donations and can currently accept all tokens available through their site. All donations to the charity can be made easily through the widget. First, select which type of cryptocurrency you wish to donate and enter your donation amount. Next, fill out some information about yourself and enter an email address where you would like to receive a receipt and make your donation.
Is it legal, safe and secure to donate cryptocurrency to Young Lives vs Cancer?
Yes; there is currently no legal restrictions on merchants accepting cryptocurrencies in the UK.
HMRC has issued guidance to companies on how to handle, record and tax cryptocurrency transactions, and operations which Young Lives vs Cancer will comply with. More details on HMRC guidance are available here.
All donations to the charity are safe and secure and we are working with The Giving Block (who were founded to support the not-for-profit sector) to set up a crypto exchange account that is fast, easy and most importantly secure.
As with any online transaction you do, you must take care when inputting your data online and have your own personal safety checks in place when sharing your personal information.
What about money laundering and the proceeds of crime legislation?
We already have safeguards in place to monitor donations, however we receive them. In addition, we’ll notify the Charity Commission should an individual donation exceed a certain amount.
We’ve also reviewed our policy regarding any requests for significant refunds. Cryptocurrency payments are irreversible by the sender, so any refund would need to be made by request to Young Lives vs Cancer in writing and could be assessed at that point.
Do you accept cryptocurrency in your charity shops?
No, we have no plans at present to accept any cryptocurrency in any of our shops or on our online shop.