Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between three local good causes that you choose. At the checkout, you’ll receive a token. Just place it in a box of the good cause you’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.
Every three months, Waitrose.com shares a donation of £25,000 between three national causes - and we ask for your help to decide who gets what. At the end of your shop, you will be asked if you’d like to nominate one of three good causes who will receive a share according to the number of votes - just as we do in our branches. Click on the ‘vote’ button to make your selection.
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Anorexia and Bulimia care has 23 years experience as a UK national eating disorder organisation.
The UK has the highest rate of eating disorders in Europe, recent statistics suggest that 1.6 million people are clinically diagnosed with an eating disorder. Its not just teenagers, eating disorders affect men, women, young people and children from 8 to 80 and this has the potential to impact on around 269,000 households in England and Wales alone. These figures don’t reflect the numbers needing help as many struggle without diagnosis, treatment or support ; the people we really need to reach.
Anorexia and Bulimia Care works exclusively with eating disorders and has more than 23 years experience, helping anyone affected:
We want to strenghten our network of local support groups to help sufferers, their families and carers, put into place the strategies needed to achieve recovery and to return to their normal lives.
“I was able to find help, support and understanding at ABC. This made a significant difference on my journey of recovery, and today I am completely recovered.. ABC is a ‘light’ to sufferers and their families where hope is so vitally needed when dealing with such painful and difficult issues.”
The isolation and despair experienced with an eating disorder is overwhelming – there is no “cure” and recovery can often be a lifelong process. We need people to know we're always there when they need us.
Even basic first aid skills can often be the difference between life and death. But less than 10% of the population is trained in first aid and, every year, up to 140,000* people die in situations where first aid could have given them the chance to live.
Everything we do works towards a single goal – ensuring that wherever and whenever a first aid emergency occurs, someone is equipped with the skills to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
That’s why last year we distributed around 250,000 free first aid guides, and taught life saving skills to as many people as possible: on community courses, via demonstrations in public spaces, in schools and with young people – as well as providing many more with first aid information through our free first aid app (downloaded over 180,000 times).
Jacqui, who was saved by her son Brandon when she passed out at home, hitting her head on the floor, is living proof of the power of first aid.
Finding his mother lying in a pool of blood, Brandon immediately applied the skills he had learnt on a St John Ambulance course at school, putting her into the recovery position, raising her legs and applying pressure to the wound. ‘If it weren’t for Brandon, who knows if I’d even be here?,’ asks Jacqui today. ‘Thank goodness he knew first aid’.
Please help us save more lives in 2013 by voting for St John Ambulance. With your help, we can equip more and more members of the public with vital first aid skills.
*Source: Office of National Statistics death registration data, 2010 (for England and Wales)
10-20% of people in the UK hear a noise, or noises, with no external source, known cause, or current cure. This condition is known as tinnitus. For 0.5% of UK adults, or around 300,000 people, these noises are particularly distressing. Many feel very isolated and contacting the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) is often the first step to understanding and managing their tinnitus.
The BTA is the only national UK charity dedicated to supporting people affected by tinnitus. We directly help around 80,000 people per year – and the numbers asking for our help are increasing.
We provide access to a range of support services free of charge and available to anyone needing help. Choosing the BTA will enable us to continue to provide these vital services.
Our freephone helpline offers over 5,000 annual callers information, help and advice, including signposting to local services and groups, when they most need it. Numbers calling us have doubled since 2009/10.
I would like to thank the lady I spoke to in my darkest hour, and for sending the information through to me. I am now feeling much more positive about it all. Suzanne
Our informative website -www.tinnitus.org.uk - receives 119,000 annual visitors, accessing hundreds of pages of information. Additionally, we distribute over 50,000 tinnitus information leaflets, covering many popular tinnitus topics. Our online forum provides a platform for those affected by tinnitus with opportunities to support each other,enabling those young and old, to feel less alone.
I find the forum and all active members extremely helpful. I am [not out of the woods with tinnitus yet, and] not sure if I would be able to cope on my own without their advice. Paul
We receive no government funds and are entirely reliant upon the generosity of our supporters, so please help. Someone you know may need us one day.
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If you are a UK-registered national charity and would like to be considered for our Community Matters Online initiative then please post your applications on headed paper for consideration to:
Waitrose Community Matters Team
Please give a brief outline of the work your charity does along with details of any current projects that you are seeking funding for. This should be no more than one side of A4. The Community Matters Team will then only contact you if your application is successful or if they require further details.