GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – March 23, 2015 — / —  Make a Donation, a new online fundraising website which aims to change the way charitable giving is paid for in the UK, has turned to iomart for cloud services.

iomart’s Manchester-based provider of complex cloud and managed hosting solutions Melbourne has provided Make a Donation with highly available and fault tolerant hosting for its growing database and website.

More than 2,600 charities have registered to use Make a Donation including Cyclists Fighting Cancer, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, St James’s Place Foundation, Dreamflight and Age UK. The website is supported by scores of businesses who offer the fundraisers vouchers for their services.

David Finch, CEO of Make a Donation, said: “Many fundraising websites take a percentage of the money raised to pay for their services. Ours is the only site in the UK where every penny donated goes to the charity it is intended for. Fee-free giving is the future for charitable giving and for this to work we need to have maximum uptime for our website.”

Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director for Melbourne, added: “We have worked with the team at Make a Donation to give their website visitors a fast user experience and to make the site and database robust enough to handle large volumes of donors. By using Melbourne’s SAN-backed Ultra VM public cloud Make a Donation has the reliable hosting support it needs to be online and available right round the clock.”

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About Make a Donation
Imagine a world where all charity donations go straight to the people who need it. A world where businesses and charities help each other. A world where people’s generosity is rewarded. We did and Make a Donation was born.

Darren Magnussen, David Finch and James Moorcroft founded Make a Donation. We passionately believe in the value of local community. By bringing together businesses and charities, Make a Donation is making people aware of the needs of their local community and the services that their local businesses can offer.

Make a Donation is an innovative concept and we hope it helps increase the amount of money donated to good causes, now and in the future. Make a Donation has grown from just operating on a local level and is now making an impact all over the nation. Watch this space; we’ve got big plans!

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About iomart
Award winning cloud company iomart Group PLC (AIM: IOM) enables businesses and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, iomart partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor Networks and Dell to offer customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud platforms. By owning a global network and datacentre infrastructure, iomart can support any customer who wishes to move seamlessly between any and all of these platforms with a consultative level of knowledge and expertise, delivering cloud services to meet exact business needs.

iomart Group plc is one of the UK’s leading providers of mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services. iomart owns and manages datacentres at eight locations in the UK, has its own fast fibre network and offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee. It operates through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, Melbourne Server Hosting, RapidSwitch, Redstation, Backup Technology, Easyspace and iomartcloud.

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