Six Unusual Ways to Help Others and Take Part in International Day of Charity


SO many people could do with a little lift at the moment.

Today is International Day of Charity and it’s a great time to think about helping others.

SHOP SMART: Shop and earn for a charity of your choosing

Sign up, pick your charity and when you spend with one of the 180,000 partner retailers such as, Dominos and Argos, those brands will donate a percentage to charity at no extra cost to you.

SPARK JOY: Join M&S Sparks loyalty scheme

When you join at and spend, your points become donations. As a thanks, expect regular freebies and discounts off food, drink, and clothing.

CARE GIVER: Nursem hand cream for hardworking nurses

The skincare range now includes body creams and gift sets. For every product purchased at, a month’s worth of hand cream will be donated to a nurse or midwife.

GIFT ’N’ GIVE: Buy flowers online and support Cancer Research UK

Order flowers for someone’s special occasion at 25 per cent of every order value will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

WINE NOT?: Recycle your wine corks for charity

Cracking open a few bottles of wine this week? Keep the corks and send them to The company will recycle them and donate a percentage of profits to charity.

TIME SAVER: Give the gift of time

If you’re on a budget but want to give back, give the gift of time. Either approach your chosen charity to volunteer or check your local authority website for volunteer opportunities.

All prices on the page correct at the time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day – New Balance 530 trainers are £69.99 at Schuh

RUN to Schuh, the New Balance 530 trainers are usually £95, now down to £69.99.

SAVE: £25.01

Cheap treat – This Isn’t Chicken Pieces are £2.75 at Sainsbury’s with a Nectar card

HAVE a plant-based dinner tonight. Get a pack of This Isn’t Chicken Pieces, normally £3.30, for £2.75 at Sainsbury’s with a Nectar card.

SAVE: 55p

Top swap – Ribbed glass jar, £6.50 from Matalan

Head to B&M for a similar jar, priced at £4.

SAVE: £2.50

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