April has certainly been another difficult month, but we want to hopefully bring a smile to your face by bringing you a little good news. Last week, we kicked off our brand new charity poll, with four more fantastic organisations competing for your votes, and today we’re going to find out more about them. Last Friday, we also announced the winner of our April poll too: the lovely Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home, who came in first place with 37% of the votes. A massive thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone who used our codes and offers throughout April, and thank you to all four charities who took part. Stay tuned, as in August we’ll be announcing the amount that our fabulous users have helped us raise!
April was also the month that we announced the donation you helped us raise for Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS), who were the winners of our December poll. We're thrilled to announce that we raised an amazing £204.80! This will go towards supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse across the Somerset and Avon region, so thank you to everyone who helped us raise this amount. As always, please keep on shopping using our voucher codes to ensure that we can continue helping more good causes like this one.
Our May Charity Poll
A new month brings with it a new lineup of charities, and we have four fantastic causes taking part this May. Read on to find out more about this month’s lineup!
First up, is Epilepsy Action. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions in the world, and affects around 600,000 people in the UK. Epilepsy Action is there to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by the condition. They provide support and information to those who need it, including people who have epilepsy themselves, as well as carers, family members and colleagues. In addition, the charity also run a number of campaigns to raise awareness of the condition, as well as helping individuals to access better healthcare and treatments. In the current climate, Epilepsy Action are in need of urgent donations and funding to keep providing their vital services, and we are proud to be featuring them as one of our May charities.
Many Tears Animal Rescue
Secondly, we have Many Tears Animal Rescue, a rescue centre based in Wales who rehome around 3000 dogs every year. Many Tears mainly take in ex-breeding dogs but also look after dogs from abroad, pounds and public hand-ins, with around 250 foster carers, as well as their rescue kennels. With many of their dogs arriving at the centre needing medical care, the centre has onsite and volunteer vets who treat any ailments, neuter them, and provide specialist treatments where needed. Many Tears also strive to ensure that every dog finds their perfect home with the help of their MatchMaker application service, so that each dog is matched to the right adopter. As a not for profit organisation, Many Tears require funding to ensure they can keep up with the vital work they do, which is why we’re delighted to be supporting them this May!
ME Research UK
The 6th of May marks the start of ME Awareness Week, ending with ME Awareness Day on the 12th, so we are incredibly excited to have ME Research UK as part of our lineup for May. A debilitating condition that places a burden not just on the sufferer, but also their families, ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are significantly underfunded when it comes to research. ME Research UK funds biomedical research into the condition, looking at causes, treatments and consequences. 2020 marks 20 years of the foundation, investing almost £1.6 million into research studies at some of the world’s leading universities and institutions. What better reason to have them be part of our May charity poll?
SEED Eating Disorder Support Service
Finally, completing this month’s lineup is SEED Eating Disorder Support Service. Based in Hull, SEED is a voluntary organisation that aims to support individuals with eating disorders, and their carers. Their main aim is to provide sufferers of eating disorders with the best information possible, as well as support them on their journey towards recovery. In addition, SEED also provide workshops, meetings and buddy schemes, as well as online resources such as nutritional information and support for young people. The work the organisation does to support people with eating disorders is vital, which is why we’re delighted to be featuring this fantastic charity as part of our lineup this May.
Now It’s Your Turn
So, that's our fab four for May! If you want to find out more about each charity, you can click through to their bios where there’s additional information, as well as links to their websites. You’ve got until the 31st of May to cast your vote, so there’s plenty of time to have your say on who wins 20% of this month’s profits. You can vote in our charity poll for free, so even if you’re not needing to make a purchase you can still get involved! Bear in mind though that if you do make a purchase through our site, you’ll be contributing towards the final donation amount, so you’ll be supporting these charities further without even knowing! We’ll be announcing the winner of this month’s poll on the 1st June, so stay tuned, and get voting!
Written by Amy Jackson - 7th May 2020