Before the 5p plastic bag charge came into effect, the UK used over 7 billion shopping bags a year. What a lot of people don't realise is that the 5p spent on your shopping bag is earmarked for charity - we don't include it in our revenue stream - so not only are you helping save the environment when you remember to bring your own bags to one of our shops, you're also giving to a good cause every time you have to buy a new bag.

In 2016 we donated £25500 to a selection of our favourite charities - to put that into perspective, it took over half a million 5p shopping bags to generate that donation. We've still got a long way to go to become as green as we would like to be, but with your help we can get there.

Donations 2016

Samson Centre MS 5,000
Open Hands 5,000
Jewish Care 2,000
UJIA 5,000
Battle Back 5,000
Roseville 3,500

Charities We've Helped

Samson Centre MS

As a self-funded charity, we rely heavily on donations in order to continue our invaluable physiotherapy service to help out members, all of whom have MS. We do not receive any funding from the NHS, MS Society nor government so donations and support from others is vital.

Thank you so much again for this lovely donation – we are so grateful.

Open Hands

Thank you for your help!

A big THANK YOU on behalf of Open Hands and everyone who will benefit your kind donation in Nepal!

Jewish Care

Your support makes a tremendous difference to our work. So much of what Jewish Care does in not funded by government and as our community ages, the pressures placed our services are greater than ever. Thanks to you, we can continue to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

On behalf of everyone associated with Jewish Care, thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


UJIA changes lives by investing in young people in Israel and in our Jewish community. In the under-resourced Galil region we are creating new educational and employment opportunities through schools, colleges and community projects. In the UK we underpin the crucial ladder of Jewish and Israel engagement, by supporting youth movements and organisations, schools and educational programmes in Israel.

Your gift will make a real difference to our work. We simply could not support our many projects and programmes without your very generous help.

Battle Back

That’s very generous of you and Battle Back will certainly put it to good use. Your support of Battle Back is much appreciated by us all.