Your donations

We all want to give to charity but sometimes small barriers can stop people, so we decided to take one of these barriers away and let you make a donation in our checkout, no forms to fill in or extra card details to enter, it simply gets added to your total basket and 100% of the money you choose to donate goes directly to the charity you choose to support.
You can donate as much as you want, even just a small donations will quickly mount up to give the charities we support a huge boost which could genuinely make a difference. 

 DEC East Africa Appeal

URGENT - East Africa Crisis Appeal

Drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. DEC member charities are already delivering life-saving assistance in all affected countries. But, they need more money to help reduce the scale and severity of the crisis.

Please visit the DEC site to donate or leave a donation in the checkout with your order to help now.
Thanks to your generous donations you have raised £4,988 so far in 2017 via our checkout donations for the DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal which has been paid as a cheque to the DEC.

Your generosity in 2016 also helped Ethical Superstore raise a huge amount for charity:

Thank you

  Charity name Donations in 2016
Disasters Emergency Committee logo  DEC - Disasters Emergency Committee  £859
Whale & Dolphin Conservation Whale and Dolphin Conservation £610
Medecins sans Frontieres - Doctors Without Borders Medecins sans Frontieres £4,205
RSPCA logo RSPCA £3,779
Newcastle Food Bank Newcastle Food Bank £1,344
Amnesty International Amnesty International £4,209
Amnesty International Carbon Offset: Trees for Life £11,210
Total of £26,299


Donating through the checkout

Making a donation with your order is easy, simply select a charity from the drop down menu in the Delivery Methods & Options page in the checkout and enter an amount below to make you donation. This will be added to your final total.

Whilst we do everything we can to be an environmentally friendly business there is always a carbon cost to running a retail business. This is why we have added a quick and easy option to make a £1 donation to Trees for Life to help support their environmental conservation work restoring the native Caledonian forest and important habitats.

Make a donation

The Charities you can donate to in the checkout:

Disasters Emergency Appeal:

Disasters Emergency Appear (DEC) is an Umbrella organisation which launches and coordinates responses to major disasters overseas. It enables the British public to donate to British aid agencies who can help with urgent humanitarian aid requirements.


Whale and Dolphin Conservation:

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises.


Medecins sans Frontiers:

Medecins sans Frontieres is an international network of volunteers, field projects and offices aiding victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and other disasters.



The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) specialise in animal rescue & furthering the welfare cause for all animals. Click to learn more about & support the UK's leading animal welfare charity.


Amnesty International:

Amnesty International campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.


Newcastle West End Food Bank:

The Newcastle West End Food bank opened in March 2013 and is now the largest foodbank in the UK feeding more than 40,000 people in the last year. Donations made to the Food bank are sent as food donations, the amount is totalled up and we add a further 20% on the top.

Our Food Bank offer for 'Black Friday'

Peter Leatherland and Michael Nixon For the second year running we have offered something more positive on Black Friday instead of simply encouraging people to spend money they don’t have on products they don’t really need.

With every order over £30 on Black Friday we donated a grocery product to the Newcastle West End Food Bank. Thanks to the efforts of our customers we sent over £2,200 worth of food and essentials to the Food Bank in time for the difficult Christmas period.

Food bank usage has risen dramatically in the last few years, between April and September 2016 Trussel Trust foodbanks across the UK distributed 519,342 three day emergency food suppliers to people in crisis compared to 506,369 in the same period the previous year. Out of these 188,584 went to children.

For more information and to find out how you can help visit

Remember you can make a donation to the Newcastle West End Food Bank in our checkout and we’ll contribute a further 20%