It’s that time again! At the weekend we kicked off our brand new charity poll for August, and today we’re going to officially introduce you to them. Before that, we need to take a minute to say a huge congratulations to Barking Mad Dog Rescue, who were the winners of our July poll with 47% of the votes! We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our charities for taking part last month, and to you for voting. We’ll be announcing the amount we’re donating to this amazing cause in November, so stay tuned!
Speaking of donations, earlier in July we announced the donation amount for Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole. Citizens Advice BCP were our winners back in March, and we’re delighted to announce that we donated £168.23 thanks to you lovely folk! This will go towards helping people in the local community on a whole range of matters including benefits, consumer rights, relationships, debt and employment. Please keep shopping using our voucher codes to ensure that we can keep raising money for wonderful causes like this one!
Our August Charity Poll
So here it is - the bit you’re all waiting for! You will have seen our August poll launch over the weekend, but let’s find out a little bit more about them! As always, you can click through to each charity’s bio for more information, and you’ll also find links to their websites if you’d like to support them further. Here we go!
Action For M.E
M.E. is a debilitating condition that affects many different systems in the body, including the immune system and the nervous system. Action For M.E. are there not just to support people living with the condition, but also to improve the understanding of it. They provide peer support services and work closely with M.E. doctors and scientists, as well as working with professionals and policy makers to help improve access to services. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the charity have recently set up their Crisis, Support and Advocacy service, providing support and practical assistance to the families who need it.
The Disabilities Trust
The Disabilities Trust provides community and residential support to adults with complex disabilities. Working closely with service users and their families, the charity supports people with autism, physical and learning disabilities, and people affected by brain injuries. Their brain rehabilitation division is there to provide assess and support those who have become disabled as a result of a brain injury, as well as developing studies into them. The charity has also worked with people with physical disabilities for over 30 years, individually assessing the needs of each service user to ensure they are supported in the best way. In addition, they offer tailored autism support through a person-centred approach, allowing people to develop their social, vocational and recreational skills. Ultimately, the main aim of The Disabilities Trust is to ensure that people living with disabilities are able to live full, independent lives.
Launchpad is Reading’s leading homeless prevention charity. Their services work in three different ways: to prevent homelessness, provide homes and to rebuild lives. The charity is there to provide vital support and information to individuals, couples and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The services they provide includes legal support, drop-in sessions, long-term homes and supported housing. In addition, they offer therapeutic activities to help with education, training and employment, as well as allowing people to socialise in a safe environment. Since 2018, Launchpad have helped over 1400 people to get back on their feet and continue to carry out their vital work to those who need it.
Together For Animals
Last but not least, we have Together For Animals. This charity believes that no animal should have to suffer from abuse, neglect or injury, and they work to raise funds for four partner organisations. These much needed funds ensure the safety and care of pets and working animals, not just in the UK but abroad too. Together For Animals fights to ensure that all animals are treated with the care and respect they deserve, find new homes for abandoned pets, and for free veterinary care to animals in some of the world’s poorest countries. In addition, they also campaign for animal welfare to make sure that all animals are able to enjoy happy and healthy lives.
And that’s that - our fab four for August! All that’s left is for you to get voting for your favourite! You have until the 31st of August to cast your vote, and make sure you share the poll with your social media followers too. Not only will you be spreading the word about raising money for good causes, you’ll also be telling them about the amazing savings they’ll find when they shop with My Favourite Voucher Codes. Remember, the more codes used over the month, the bigger the donation to the winning charity! In short, we’ll be helping you to save money, and you’ll be helping us to raise money for even more amazing causes. What’s not to love?
Written by Amy Jackson - 3rd August 2020