Christmas isn’t the only time for giving. The Pret Foundation Trust
was set up by Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham (the founders
of Pret) in 1995 and has been supporting charities to help break the
cycle of homelessness ever since.
But at Christmas we try and raise even more for our charities by making
the most of Christmas goodwill through our #sharethehope campaign.
We donate 10p from every soup sold throughout the year and at Christmas we
donate an additional 5p to the Pret Foundation Trust every time a charity-enriched
product is sold.
Last year we raised over £1.2m for the Pret Foundation Trust and £331,000 of this
was at Christmas.
With your help (and appetite) we’d like to make 2014 our biggest fundraising year so far.
All of the money raised for the Pret Foundation Trust goes towards the following areas:
- THE PRET CHARITY RUN
Delivering our unsold food at the end of the day.
- THE SIMON HARGRAVES APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME
Helping vulnerable people get back into employment.
- GRASSROOTS CHARITIES AND PROJECTS
Supporting homeless charities and projects throughout the UK.
Our aim is to support projects that make a real difference to the lives of homeless
people. To find out more about the individual charities we support, take a look
at our Charities page.