Last year, M&S customers helped to fund all calls answered by the Shelter helpline at Christmas, simply by buying lunch from our Shelter Festive Collection. So why not follow suit and make your lunch count this festive season?
Twelve years with Shelter
A big Shelter thank you to all of you who bought something from our Shelter Festive Collection. We donated 5% of every sale to help fund all the calls answered by our helpline at Christmas. Together you raised over £600,000.
We've been working in partnership with housing and homelessness charity Shelter for more than 12 years and, thanks to the generosity of our customers, we've raised £2.8 million through the sale* of our festive Food on the Move range of sandwiches, rolls and drinks.
Shelter's free national helpline is open all year round to offer expert advice, support and legal aid to anyone struggling with issues related to housing and homelessness, no matter what their situation. It is manned by experts who will listen to and support people, and can help them take action or negotiate on their behalf. Just one call to Shelter can be the difference between somebody losing their home and keeping it.
How you can get involved
Five per cent of the sales from our Festive Collection for Shelter will go to help people struggling with homelessness and poor housing, so all you have to do to help is head to your nearest store and choose a festive drink, sandwich or snack. Right now, the money raised from these sales helps fund all calls answered by the Shelter helpline over Christmas.
*Five per cent of the sale of each product goes to Shelter in England, Wales (263710) and Scotland (SC002327), Housing Rights Service in Northern Ireland (NIC105735) and Focus Ireland in the Republic of Ireland (CHY 7220).
New for the festive season in 2017
Head in store this year to try a host of fresh new options and old favourites.
You can't beat a Christmas lunch, which why we've wrapped up all the best bits in our turkey feast – packed with succulent pieces of turkey on soft malted brown bread. Or how about enjoying the taste of a Sunday roast on the go with our mustard-crusted rare beef in a sage and onion roll with golden Yorkshire pudding scraps. For a real taste of luxury, snap up our lobster and prawn thermidor with a brandy and Dijon mustard aioli on a soft brioche roll.
If you avoid wheat in your diet, there's no need to miss out. With our gluten-free turkey feast on seeded bread and Made Without Wheat turkey wrap, complete with cranberry sauce and crunchy Brussels sprout slaw, you can still enjoy all the festive flavours you love. You'll find vegan options this year, too, like chestnut roast with sweet grape and cranberry chutney on a red pepper wrap.
And to drink? There's clementine, orange and passion-fruit juice or our tangy pomegranate and cranberry sunrise, both bursting with vibrant zesty colour to combat those gloomy winter days. Or you could indulge yourself with dessert and a drink in one... say hello to the new Christmas pudding smoothie.
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