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A selection box of Christmas fundraising products for 2017

A selection box of Christmas fundraising products for 2017

Here’s a selection of the goodies helping charities this month, from designer handbags to chocolates, books and toys. What would you like to find in your stocking?


Thorntons & SSAFA

Thorntons is supporting SSAFA this Christmas through sales of its Continental boxed product range. 2% of all sales from the range, made online or instore, will go to the charity. The partnership is the focus of this year’s Thorntons Christmas ad: Pass the Love on.


Lindt & NSPCC

Lindt is partnering with the NSPCC’s Letter From Santa campaign and pledges to donate £100,000 to the charity this Christmas. For every special edition £5 Lindt Teddy 200g Green Jumper product that is purchased online or through Lindt stores, Lindt will donate £2 to support the NSPCC for the first 37,500 units sold and a further £25,000 through other fundraising activities.


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SPAR UK and Marie Curie

SPAR UK has brought back its festive Turkey Feast sandwich this year and launched vegetarian option the Wensleydale and Spiced Carrot Chutney sandwich with 10p from the sale of each of sandwich going to Marie Curie. The sandwiches will be available in selected SPAR stores from 16th November until 1st January 2018.


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Kurt Geiger & Save the Children

Kurt Geiger is supporting Save the Children this Christmas by donating 10% of the purchase price of its best-selling leather Kensington handbag collection. For the partnership with Save the Children, twelve styles of leather Kensington handbags from the micro mini to the classic leather with gold or silver hardware, AW17’s must-have pillar box red to the XL butter soft grey leather Kensington will support the charity’s work. The campaign runs until 24 December in all free standing Kurt Geiger stores including airports nationwide and online via


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Dobbies Garden Centres, WellChild & Action for Children

Dobbies Garden Centres has partnered with WellChild and Action for Children this Christmas. 34 Dobbies Garden Centres will be holding events to raise money for the two charities, and an exclusive range of British designed Christmas decorations have been launched. £1 from the sale of each is split between the charities. Each store will also host a Wish Tree where customers can purchase a Christmas bauble to place on the tree – all proceeds will go directly to the charities.


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Carlsberg UK & Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Carlsberg UK’s first Christmas beer has launched in 29 pubs, bars and venues across Northampton, with sales proceeds going to local charity Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The limited edition beer is flavoured with Christmas spices, orange peel and cinnamon and will be served in a special festive design glass.


Primark & Make-A-Wish UK

For every Primark Christmas jumper sold in any store between December 6- 12, Primark is donating £2 to Make-A-Wish UK. From 25 November to 9 December it is also donating £2 for every boxed pyjama set it sells.


White Stuff & local charities

White Stuff launched a range of Christmas charity jumpers with all profits going to its charitable foundation, as well as a yeti decoration and a yeti graphic t-shirt, with profits from these going to its local shop charities. The jumpers – the woman’s one a classy pale oatmeal with Christmas trees on it for £55 – have already sold out.


Waterstones, the Moomins & Oxfam

Released before the festive season kicked in, but a good stocking filler, Waterstones has released a special edition of The Invisible Child in a collaboration between itself, the Moomins, and Oxfam. At least £4 of every £4.99 copy of The Invisible Child sold will support Oxfam projects that help women and girls around the world escape from poverty, abuse and neglect. The book is from Oxfam, Waterstones and Moomins shops.



This year’s Christmas ad from M&S starring Paddington ties in with a special book: Paddington & The Christmas Visitor. £2 from sales of the £3 book will be donated to NSPCC’s Childline.


Aldi & Teenage Cancer Trust

Soft toys of the stars of its Christmas ad, Kevin and Katie the Carrot, were available in-store last month for £2.99 each, with sales supporting the Teenage Cancer Trust. 50p from each sale of its £1.99 Christmas card packs is also going to the charity, as are all profits from the sale of every Charity Paint Your Own Bauble Kit (also £1.99).


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John Lewis & Barnardo’s

Tying in with this year’s Christmas ad, John Lewis is selling Moz the Monster soft toys for £20.00, and mugs for £5, with 10% of the price of from both to be donated to Barnardo’s.


Dogs Trust

We can’t resist a good pair of socks at Christmas, and Dogs Trust has created a fun line of festive feet warmers to encourage people to #GiveSocksNotDogs again this Christmas. The socks have been created to highlight the number of Christmas gift puppies given up by ill-prepared owners, which sees over 1,000 unwanted dogs handed in to the charity’s centres in the weeks following Christmas. The socks are selling on eBay for £3.50 a pair with 100% of the proceeds from each sale going to Dogs Trust.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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