We are currently running two appeals and they are for:

  • Royal Free Hospital Children’s School.
  • Centrepoint, a charity for homeless young people.

We would be grateful for your support with these causes and here’s how you can help.

Centrepoint logoCentrepoint: when you are next in the store and have a chance please buy tinned, dried or other long life product(s), which you can donate at the tills for the Centrepoint Food Bank.

Royal Free Hospital Children’s School: please buy a block of HOPE for this amazing children’s school.

About HOPE, the Thornton’s Budgens Community Fund

Hope Block4HOPE is the Thornton’s Budgens Community Fund, which we created because we wanted to make donating money to a charity in store something more than just putting a couple of coins into a collection tin and together with JWT advertising agency we produced HOPE. This caught the imagination of the public and the press – listen to this BBC “Supermarkets ‘sell hope’ in charity venture” news clip.

How does HOPE work?

We sell blocks of HOPE, (which is a wooden block) for a £1 each and sales of blocks of HOPE is then donated to a local charity and for every block sold we donate 10p.

Can I keep the block of HOPE?

Though bought, shoppers cannot take the blocks of HOPE home – they are resold in the store.

Thanks so far… for your support of the our Great Ormond Street Hospital appeal and special thanks to Fleet and Rosary schools for taking part in the ‘Great Belsize Bakeoff’, the brainchild of Raymond Jackman, a member of our team, whom himself was admitted to the Great Ormond Hospital as a baby. He wanted to give back to the hospital as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for saving his life.

Books, books, books!

Huge thanks to you all for your donation of books. We collected over 700 books for the crèche in South Africa. Thank you!!!

Books for SA2 Book for SA 3