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Boots UK customers and colleagues raise £1million for BBC Children in Need

15 November 2013
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This year, Boots UK customers and employees have raised a huge £1million for BBC Children in Need through an incredible range of fundraising activities to help make a positive difference to disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
This is the tenth year that Boots UK has supported BBC Children in Need and Boots teams across the country have been raising funds in numerous ways, as well as selling exclusive BBC Children in Need products, including a line by Fearne Cotton in stores.
Boots UK customers have played a huge part in reaching this target, generously donating to the fundraising activities of Boots employees, supporting the BearFaced campaign through purchasing  No7 skincare products and buying Boots UK exclusive Pudsey products including Pudsey Bears, Pudsey ears, sandwiches, phone cases, bracelets and body transfers.
Oonagh Turnbull, Senior CSR Manager, Boots UK said: “We are really excited to be celebrating the tenth year of our partnership with BBC Children in Need, donating a phenomenal £1million to the Appeal. Our colleagues at the Nottingham support office and in our stores love to get involved, and everyone goes all-out on the day to raise money for such a great cause.
“In the last 10 years, Boots UK has built a strong relationship with BBC Children in Need raising over £6million. Our presence on the high street, along with our fundraising efforts means that we can really help BBC Children in Need and make a difference to young lives.”
Since  its first Appeal, BBC Children in Need have raised over £690 million to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, with the aim of giving them a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their potential.

From the in store projects, to theatre and fundraising activities, Boots UK and BBC Children in Need are continuing to make a real difference within local communities across the country.

Alexandra Moyes at BBC Children in Need said: “This is a fantastic donation and we’d like to thank all Boots UK customers and staff who have helped raise this huge amount.

“Our partnership has been going from strength to strength and this year’s total of £1 million is a credit to the hard work of staff and generosity of the customers. This money will help us make a difference to many young lives right here in the UK.”



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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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