Teresa showed her support at a Westminster event this week for Care2Save, the newly-launched shopping site that will help raise funds for charities across Erith & Thamesmead when people shop online.
Online spending over Christmas is predicted to reach an all-time high of £13bn. If just 5 per cent of purchases are made through Care2Save, £19.5m could be raised for good causes this festive season.
The event enabled MPs to learn how Care2Save provides a new income stream for hospices and charities in the UK.
Donna Air – actress, designer and supporter of Care2Save – was also at the event, having recently revealed that her grandfather is suffering from dementia and is being cared for in a hospice.
Care2Save is unique in the UK, as it is the only charity owned and run shopping website that gives 100% of the money that it makes through commission directly to the charity sector.
“It was great to attend the Care2Save event and to find out more about hospice care in my constituency. Hospices play a vital role in helping people who are terminally or seriously ill, and most of us will be touched by hospice care at some point during our lives.
I am delighted to support Care2Save and can’t believe how easy it makes it to raise funds for our local hospices – and, in fact, for all local charities this Christmas.”