Posted on 08 September 2010.
Just read about this on the Guardian. As part of the ongoing Marks & specer and Oxfam Clothes Exchange, today you can donate your unwanted M&S clothing to M&S stores in return for a £5 voucher during the One Day Wardrobe Clear-out
All the clothing will be donated to Oxfam, which could help Oxfam raise over £1 million in sales if M&S hits its target of collecting hundreds and thousands of items.
If you can’t make it to a M&S today, bring your old M&S clothes or soft furnishings to an Oxfam shop and you’ll be able to pick up your £5 voucher there. It’s a nice, simple way to clear out your home, save money, reduce waste and raise heaps of money for Oxfam.
According to Oxfam’s site:
> Since the Clothes Exchange started in January 2008, it’s helped prevent over 2,500 tonnes of clothing going to landfill.
> And selling the clothes in our shops has raised an extra £3 million for our work.
> Not bad when you think just £5 provides safe, clean drinking water for eight people.
For more information read up here.
The fine print on the voucher is that it’s good for £5 off a £35 spend on clothing, homeware or beauty products in M&S.
Posted in Around Town, Vouchers
Posted on 14 January 2010.
On Tuesday 19th January, Asda is going Peppa Pig mad to raise money for leading baby charity Tommy’s as part of it’s week long Baby & Toddler Event.
Throughout the week, shoppers can enjoy amazing discounts in store on all their baby and toddler needs, and pick up the exclusive Peppa Pig Bag for Life (RRP £2, pictured above) and Peppa and George plush key rings (RRP £2, pictured below) in aid of Tommy’s.
Over the next week alone, 1,680 women will miscarry and 56 babies will be born prematurely in England and Wales – the highest rate in Western Europe. Yet medical research into pregnancy complications has traditionally received little funding in the UK. That’s why, since its inception in 1992, Tommy’s has been determined to create a pregnancy research network of worldwide importance but it can only do this thanks to the fundraising efforts of the public and companies like Asda.
Every penny that Asda raises goes to fund Tommy’s scientific research into the causes and prevention of miscarriages, premature birth and stillbirth and its vital free pregnancy information line. And last year the public helped Asda raise a fantastic £400,000 for Tommy’s and it needs your help again this year to make sure this vital research continues so get shopping!
Posted in Sales