Amazon Smile

People that know me well or those who have read previous posts, will know one of the reasons behind why I stopped writing my blog.

Simply put, my mum was diagnosed with a type of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma. It’s high grade and terminal.

They just appear one day, grade 4, grow fast, and there is no stopping them.

We don’t know how to stop them or why they even appear.

For 14 months, my mum lived with her tumour. During that time she lost most of the sight in her left eye, lost movement in her body, had brain surgery, regained some movement and eye sight – but not all – had radiotherapy, had chemotherapy tablets, lost the ability to move independently, became unable to eat or drink herself, was unable to communicate, and then eventually passed away.

Why am I telling you this? Because today, I came across Amazon Smile. This is a service provided by Amazon and offers the same prices, products and features. The only difference is you have to shop via a different URL. Why bother? Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. There is no cost to you.

Eligible purchases are marked as “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation”, and according to the website there are tens of millions of products that fall into this category.

If you represent a charitable organisation and you would like to learn more about registering your organisation to receive AmazonSmile donations, visit For further information in general, click here.

Guess which charity I choose? The Brain Tumour Charity.

I love you mum.

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