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 donation will quickly mount up to give the charities we support a huge boost, which could genuinely make a difference.
Charity donations in 2020
2020 was a very tough year for everyone but at the same time we have also seen so many acts of kindness towards others. We have been absolutely blown away by the generosity shown by you our customers donating through our checkout, in 2019 £75,706 was raised for the 7 charities in our checkout, we were amazed to see that total rise to £193,951 over 2020!
Your generosity is hugely appreciated by the charities we work with and helps them continue the amazing work they do.
As well as your donations through the checkout, in 2020 there were further fundraising initiatives such as The Eco Period Box which resulted in £12,190 worth of eco period products being donated to Changing Lives. Food Bank Friday which resulted in 8,301 items being donated to the Newcastle West End Foodbank (worth over £13,000!). On World Oceans Day we raised £600 for WDC and our Trees for Life Day which raised over £800 for Trees for Life.
|Charity name||Donations in 2020|
|DEC - Disasters Emergency Committee||£45,643|
|Whale and Dolphin Conservation||£9,301|
|Medecins sans Frontieres||£37,731|
|Newcastle Food Bank||£37,125|
|Carbon Offset: Trees for Life||£56.415|
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 your 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 'eco delivery' donation to Trees for Life to help support their environmental conservation work restoring the native Caledonian forest and important habitats.
The charities you can donate to in the checkout:
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 items they request; the amount is totalled up and we add a further 20% to this.
Disasters Emergency Appeal:
Disasters Emergency Committee (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 - they are the UK's leading animal welfare charity. The RSPCA were instrumental in campaigning for and raising awareness of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and prosecute those who abuse animals.
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.
Our Food Bank offer for 'Black Friday'
For the sixth 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 £13,000 worth of food and essentials to the Food Bank in time for the difficult Christmas period.
For Black Friday 2020, we again be donated an item direct to the Newcastle West End Food Bank with every order placed over £30. Since we started this Black Friday Promotion in 2015 we have donated over 25,000 products to people who need them.
Food bank usage has risen dramatically in the last few years, and 2020 has again seen a big increase in usage with the coronavirus pandemic putting more people in a situation they did not expect to be in and greatly increased the number of people needing to use the food bank for the first time.
For more information and to find out how you can help visit www.trusselltrust.org .
Remember you can make a donation to the Newcastle West End Food Bank in our checkout and we’ll contribute a further 20%.