At Debenhams we believe in a good cause,
doing our best to raise money and awareness.
With so many worthwhile causes, we listened to our staff and customers in selecting an assortment of charities we could support day-to-day, charities you felt we could help.
Read on to discover the charities you helped us to choose, how you can make a donation and how we can support them together.
At Debenhams we believe in a good cause,
Welsh government legislation now states that 5p must be charged for carrier bags in Wales, with all money raised going to charity. From 1 October 2011 to 6 April 2012 we sold 466,535 carrier bags through our Welsh stores at 5p each, raising a total of £23,326.75. After VAT at 20% the net total was £19,438.96, which we have decided to split equally between eight charities across the country:
- Cardiff: ABCD
- Swansea: Interplay
- Merthyr Tydfil: Merthyr Youth
- Wrexham: North Wales Superkids
- Llandudno: Aberconwy Domestic Abuse Service
- Bangor: Morawelon & London Road Regeneration Partnership
- Llanelli: Trimsaran Family Centre
- Carmarthen: Carmarthen Breakthro'
As an avid supporter of the race to cure breast cancer,
Debenhams encourages all of its customers to 'Think Pink'.
'Think Pink' is our own Breast Cancer initiative, with money saved from the sale of products going to three breast cancer charities.
An official supporter of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Campaign and Pink Ribbon Foundation, this fruitful four-way partnership aims to fund world-class research and increase the understanding and awareness of how breast cancer develops. The Debenhams mission is to improve diagnosis and provide new treatments, with an overall wish to discover prevention and cure.
Paving the way through 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer', in April, and October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Debenhams' involvement in this cause strives to encourage everyone to stop for a moment and 'Think Pink' to save lives.
By officially supporting BBC Children in Need, Debenhams aims to help children and young people who are disadvantaged. The BBC charity supports both small and large organisations, seeking to improve the lives of children.
To date, campaigns to raise awareness have ranged from involvement in a Celebrity Style Challenge for the BBC's Children in Need November appeal, as well as multiple fundraising events in store.
One of the nation's most well-known charities, Debenhams feel sharing BBC Children in Need's enthusiasm makes a difference.Donate to BBC Children in Need
Help for Heroes (H4H) supports veterans and serving personnel who have been wounded or injured, or have become sick, as a result of serving their country. Additionally their families and dependents receive support from the Charity as they care for their loved one, and adapt to the new challenges that they face. The primary focus is on those affected by recent and current conflicts due to the urgency and extent of their needs.
Anyone is welcome to apply for support and will be considered on a case by case basis and referred to H4Hs charity partners where appropriate.
H4H is a tri-service military charity, providing support to full time, reservist Servicemen and women and veterans from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force.
Debenhams is proud to support H4H and the incredible work it does for our armed forces.
Through Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Debenhams seeks to raise vital money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Each year 50,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Fashion Targets Breast Cancer raises awareness through the 'Wear Your Support' campaign, urging fashion lovers to unite against this disease.
Founded by Ralph Lauren in 1994 and now in its 17th year in the UK, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer urges women everywhere to join together to fight against this disease. Since the charity's inception notable names such as Claudia Schiffer, Jerry Hall, Kate Moss and Elle MacPherson have all taken part and pledged their support.
With 30% of sales from a collection of womenswear items to be donated to the cause, show 'Wear Your Support' and shop the Debenhams Fashion Targets Breast Cancer range.Donate to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
Debenhams supports the Disasters Emergency Committee in its efforts to supply relief to areas suffering from major disasters throughout the world.
Responding to unexpected natural disasters we, together with our customers and the DEC, seek to constantly improve standards in the delivery of humanitarian aid and the raising of funds via the public.Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee