Every three months, waitrose.com shares a donation of £25,000 between three national causes - we need your help to decide who gets what. All votes are rounded up to the nearest whole percent.
Thank you to all our customers who have supported our scheme, and all of the community organisations who have put themselves forward.
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust works to create a fairer and more inclusive society in which everyone has the opportunity and support to flourish, regardless of their race, ethnicity or background. It provides young people from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds with inspiration and support, connecting their talent and ambition with opportunities for career and personal development. It supports communities to address the health, education and employment issues that hold people back, and empowers them to create better places for people to live and work. And it works with businesses and other organisations to build a society in which everyone’s talents, skills and perspectives are recognised and valued.
One in four women experience domestic abuse in their lifetimes: 1.7 million in the past year. On average, two women are killed by their current or former partner every week (in England and Wales). Refuge believes no one should live in fear of violence and abuse: they work to make that a reality through running a 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 48 secure-location refuges, and specialist services supporting survivors of all forms of domestic abuse, gender-based violence and modern slavery. During lockdown demand to their Helpline rocketed by 66%. Your support can help them be there for more women.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national bereavement charity supporting adults, children and young people throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their free of charge face to face bereavement support is delivered by a trained team of 5,000 dedicated volunteers across the country. Due to the effects of Covid-19 they are experiencing an increase in demand for services. They have temporarily transformed all support to be delivered on the phone and online, enabling them to continue supporting thousands of bereaved people at this vital time.