Making a difference, one litre at a time

2015-06-25 06:00

LITRES for Education (LFE) is one of the most recent ways for the public to raise funds for a charity of their choice by doing something that everyone has to do, filling your vehicle with petrol.

LFE is an educational trust formed to empower people to reward a school or charity to enable them to reward a selected school through their monthly fuel spend. By linking LFE membership with a charity of choice, 10c per litre will be donated to the charity.

LFE works on four levels - donor service stations, donors, beneficiaries and the project administrator.

Once the site is approved as a donor service station it will be added to the website as a potential fuelling destination for supporters. The donor service station will donate to the LFE Trust monthly.

Donors are ordinary people who have to buy fuel, but through the LFE scheme. They will be notified via email that their latest transaction has been logged into the system and can access information about their transactions at any time from the Litres for Education portal.

Beneficiaries include schools, and charities have to register online. The administrator is responsible for the overall management of the project.

Engen filling station, Basil Bure Convenience Centre in Chief Albert Luthuli Street is one of the four stations involved in the LFE project in PMB.

“We got involved with the project as it is a worthy cause, raising funds for education, not only in schools but education in every sphere.

“We would encourage anyone who has a car to get involved. All you have to do is put a sticker on your car, and 10c for every litre you fill up will go to your beneficiary. It’s a really easy way to raise funds,” said owner Gill Bure.

Other stations involved in the city are Engen Duzi Motors in Boshoff Street, and BP Raisethorpe and BP Hilton

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