From our Head Office to stores across the country, we’re spending the whole month getting creative to raise money for our five chosen charities.
Over the past few years at Joules, the month of October has been when we’ve held our Charity Week, raising money for our four chosen charities – The Princes Trust, Nuzzlets, Farms for City Children and Hospice UK. Because this year is our 30th year, we’re ramping up our efforts and giving it some welly by holding a whole Charity Month for the entirety of October, supporting not just four but FIVE charities – we’re welcoming The Woodland Trust as our newest charity this year.
So if you call into your local Joules store this month don’t be alarmed if you see members of staff in their pyjamas or putting an exercise bike through its paces. You’re not in the wrong shop, it’s just our staff fundraising for Charitably Joules – the umbrella term for the five charities we support.
Hospice UK helps 200 hospices across the country provide vital care for 200,000 people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses a year. The support extends to families and loved ones too, providing a lifeline to those dealing with death and grief. Their work, across a large range of hospices, works to provide a unifying voice for hospice care throughout the UK.
The Prince’s Trust helps thousands of young people transform their lives and live to their potential each year by enabling and supporting them to get into education, training and work. By creating opportunities for young people aged between 11-30 The Prince’s Trust really helps turn young lives around.
Started in 1976 by the children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare, Farms for City Children offers urban children from all over the country the opportunity to spend a week living and lending a hand on a working farm. With three farms across the country the charity welcomes 3,200 children and 400 teachers each year.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity. Since forming in 1972 it has planted more than 43 million trees across the country and saved over 1,000 woods from damage or destruction. The Trust’s vision is to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. It owns more than 1,000 woods across the country, all open to the public and free to visit.
Would you like to offer your support to these fantastic charities? Visit our Virgin Money Giving page or head into store to see what’s going on. Keep up to date with our efforts by using #JoulesCharityMonth