Shoppers at Marks and Spencer are once again being tempted to give in to the non-guilty pleasure of indulging in an irresistible range of Christmas-themed lunch break food.
From every purchase made out of this year’s Christmas range of M&S Food-on- the-Move – in stores now – 5% will be donated to housing and homelessness charity, Shelter Scotland.
This marks the sixth year for the partnership which has so far raised nearly £3.8million across the UK for the charity’s vital work helping homeless people and badly housed families.
The mouth-watering new range of festive drinks and snacks includes everyone’s favourite, the Turkey Feast Sandwich, along with Roast Gammon Crisps, Christmas Cheesecake and Plum and Red Grape Juice – all you need for the perfect festive lunch break.
Television presenter and Celebrity Masterchef winner, Jayne Middlemiss, says:
“I’m a real foodie so I love M&S’ Food-on-the-Move range, and this year’s Christmas specials are especially delicious. More importantly though, each purchase will help Shelter Scotland support families whose only wish this Christmas is for a stable and decent home to call their own.”
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, says:
“Every two minutes someone faces the nightmare of losing their home – it really can happen to anyone. This is a sobering thought at any time of year, but particularly at Christmas.
“The generosity of M&S customers over the past six years has enabled us to help thousands of families in housing need, but many more desperately need your support.
“By treating yourself to a festive lunch from the Food-on-the-Move range you’ll be helping Shelter Scotland to help those next to face homelessness.”
Mike Barry, Head of Sustainable Business at M&S, says:
“This is the sixth year that we have worked with Shelter Scotland in the run-up to Christmas and our customers are always hugely supportive of the partnership. Get in stores now to enjoy our seasonal specials and you’ll be helping to make a real difference to families across the country.”
Products are available now at Marks & Spencer stores across the UK. A selection of charity Christmas cards is also available with 10% of proceeds going to Shelter Scotland.
Notes to Editors:
Other products in the range include:
Turkey & Cranberry Slaw sandwich, Beechwood Smoked Gammon & Cornish Cruncher sandwich, Aberdeen Angus Rare Roast Beef & Ale Chutney sandwich, Lochmuir Smoked Salmon & King Prawn sandwich, Turkey & Vegetable soup, Mulled Pear, Satsuma Juice, Mini Rolls, Mini Yule Logs and the Brie & Grape Sandwich
1. Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter Scotland believes that everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.
2. Pictures of Jayne Middlemiss are available on request.
3. Spokespeople are available for interview, telephone the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line number is available for broadcast interviews.
4. For more information about Shelter Scotland visit www.shelter.org.uk
5. Follow Shelter Scotland on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/shelterinscotland
Twitter – http://twitter.com/shelterscotland
Contact: Neil Baldwin, Nicola Baxter
Phone: 0844 515 2442