Social enterprise created by Waldringfield friends launches mobile app to help Suffolk causes
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An Ipswich-based social enterprise that has raised thousands of pounds for charity has reached a new milestone after launching its first mobile application.
iStreet was launched in 2014 by Waldringfield friends Hugo Catchpole and Hamish Stone to benefit national and local causes.
More than 1,200 companies have signed up, including Clarks, Forever 21 and Adnams, with charities including Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk First Responders and Ipswich 4 Family.
The companies make a donation to a shopper’s chosen charity each time a purchase is made with them via iStreet.
The app has taken around six months to develop.
Mr Stone said: “We realised that a lot of our shoppers were using mobile devices to shop online. By using the app users can now raise much more for the charity of their choice.
“We are pleased with how it’s turned out; we’d always come into this with the aim of making the app intuitive and simple for our shoppers to use and I believe we’ve achieved that.
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“We would love to work with some more Suffolk based charities and help provide them with an alternative fundraising stream.”
To download the app for free, search iStreet in the App Store. It is hoped to be available on Android devices soon.