Savvy shoppers hoping to grab a bargain in this month’s Black Friday deals are urged to consider supporting a Northampton cancer charity.

Everything from TVs, laptops and games to mattresses, appliances, beauty, fashion and toys are set to be on offer as part of Amazon’s Black Friday event on Friday, November 25, but there’s a way a part of the profits made by the company can be donated to a municipal charity.

Jason Forskitt, co-founder of BacZac His Legacy – a cancer charity established in memory of his son Zac, from Abington Vale, who lost his battle with cancer aged 20 six years ago years – asks shoppers to consider using Amazon’s sister site Amazon Smile for any purchases they might make.

BacZac His Legacy was created after the death of Zac Forskitt (pictured above) at the age of 20.

Amazon smile is the same as Amazon and offers the same products, the same great prices and the same services, but it donates a portion of the profits made to a specific charity. Shoppers simply need to log in using their existing Amazon account details to get started.

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After logging in, online shoppers simply do a simple search for “BacZac His Legacy” and select it as the charity to support. Amazon then donates 0.5% of the net purchase (excluding VAT, return costs and shipping costs) of eligible purchases to charity. By remembering to use the Amazon Smile, people can support their chosen charities for purchases throughout the year, not just Black Friday.

Jason said: “Black Friday is without a doubt the biggest shopping event of the year and this year we are asking people who are considering making a purchase through Amazon Smile to support BacZac His Legacy. We know how easy it is to forget to sign up for things like this, so we’re reminding people to take a moment to sign up and support us – and in doing so, support these young people who are battling cancer this Christmas.

BacZac is asking shoppers to use Amazon Smile this year.

The charity is raising money to buy a seaside respite home to give families a much-needed break in the UK.