a few of the amazing people and their causes who inspire us daily and that we've been lucky enough to be involved with
Food for a Future
We were thrilled to support Dr Carys Bennett and Food for a Future at Glastonbury Festival this year by providing free Sweet Freedom product samples. Fantastic weather, amazing food demos and sampling made for some very happy festival goers and dipping apple slices in Choc Pot was a fave it seems! Food for a Future reached out to 200k people regarding healthy and ethical vegan food choices.
We all love animals at Sweet Freedom and have just sponsored the lovely Cheeky and Lollipop, two delightful doggies at the amazing Dogs Trust charity. Last year they cared for nearly 17,000 dogs and rely solely on donations from the public to continue their valuable work. They never destroy healthy animals and care for them until they are able to find a new family or give them permanent homes if they are not able to be rehomed. We’re looking forward to receiving our updates on Cheeky and Lollipop! Check out which doggies you can sponsor here.
The Ultimate News Quiz in aid of Restless Development and Action for Children
Founded in 2007 by BBC presenter Martha Kearney and Restless Development’s patron Baroness Anne Jenkin, the Ultimate News Quiz is one of London's most popular annual charity events raising funds for two charities. Restless Development works with young people in South Asia and Africa to train, educate and inspire them to lead development in their countries; Action for Children support and speak out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children. We are proud to be able to support in a small way by donating Choc Shot for the attendees luxury goody bags.
A week of events raising funds for and awareness of breast cancer. Charities include Breast Cancer Care, Hello Beautiful & The Haven. Last year Pink Week raised an amazing £24,000 and this year the organisers hope to raise even more! We donated over 6000 of our delish bottles of Choc Shot to help Olivia (herself a student and 22 year old cancer survivor) with her brilliant and inspiring fundraising efforts.
We sent lots of Choc Shot to the lovely people at Mornflake to drizzle over this amazing cake to raise money for Macmillan. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s main fundraising event for people facing cancer. Last year alone they raised a staggering £25 million. We also donated lots of our fabulous Fruit Syrup to our own Macmillan coffee morning here in Victoria, London.
The Magical Taxi Tour is a wonderful charity whose mission is to give sick children a three-day break from therapy and treatment in Disneyland Resort Paris. The kids are transported in a convoy of London taxis and the families would not be able to undertake such a trip alone, without the medical support the London Ambulance Service (plus many others). We were thrilled to be a sponsor this year, and Co-founder Deborah's husband was the volunteer driver (great job Gary!) His passengers were little Jack (5) and mum Janet who spend a lot of time in the Renal Unit at Birmingham Hospital.
Farplace is a no kill animal rescue centre in Westgate, County Durham helping animals who are sick and injured.
We've been donating samples, attending events and giving away products for raffle prizes to help support their efforts. Farplacehelp thousands of animals in need every year. Do check out their 'animals for adoption' page if you have any spare room!
A non-profit fundraising organisation that works hard to raise funds for continuing research into finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, specifically the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) who are pioneering research into a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Since 2007 the main event in the Pop 4 Diabetes calendar has been the 'Pop 4 Diabetes Annual Ball' which started at the Haven Hotel in Sandbanks. We are proud to have helped them with their fundraising efforts.
We were thrilled to support Breast Cancer Care with their Pink Ribbon Walk by providing Choc Shot at the finish line. Breast Cancer Care combines the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise to provide information on living with, and beyond breast cancer, offering both emotional and practical support and a Helpline to bring people affected by breast cancer together.
Blind Veterans UK believe that no one who has served their country should battle blindness alone. They offer help with lifelong practical and emotional support for Armed Forces and National Service veterans helping them recover their independence and have a good quality of life beyond sight loss. The 100k challenge is an annual walk from London to Brighton! Congratulations to all the amazing finishers, we hope you enjoyed your Choc Shot!