Black Friday. You can’t fail to have noticed the shopping phenomenon that consumes the Nation every year. And now we’ve decided to get on board with Black Friday ourselves in the most charitable way possible. We have committed to donate 10p from each sale made in our Micro Markets, to a charity that is set to be nominated by each customer.
Express Refreshments has been making a difference to the wellbeing of workforces for a while, and it will now also make a difference to a wide range of charities that do some truly excellent work. The programme will begin today, Friday 23rd November, and run for 7 days until next Friday 30th. It is the first time our Express Refreshments division has got on board with Black Friday and we’re confident of it being a success.
Each customer has been made aware of the programme and are delighted to take part. The nominated charities include:
Douglas Macmillan aim to provide an excellent level of care to people approaching end of life. The hospice operates around the clock 365 days a year and they care for over 3000 patients with life-limiting illnesses every year in and around North Staffordshire. These include cancer, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.
Focus is the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre, who directly provide extra care, specialist equipment and improvements to facilities for local cancer patients. Their work in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties reaches a population of over 1 million people!
James Hopkins Trust.
James Hopkins Trust provide care and support for babies and children up to the age of 5 who have a life limiting or life threatening condition whilst also providing support for their families. James Hopkins Trust has supported over 500 children and their families since the organisation was founded in 1989.
NASS (National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society)
NASS supports patients who suffer with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a rare condition that causes fusion of the spine. The charity has branches up and down the country where they fundraise, support and exercise together.
We’re very proud to support a range of excellent charities.