We are proud to play an active part within our community. Each year we donate raffle prizes to a large number of local schools and businesses for their fundraising, as well as supporting some brilliant local charities:
For 2023 Millets will be supporting:
The Wantage and Abingdon Food Banks: Every week we donate fresh fruit and veg to Abingdon Food Bank …and you can help to! If you’d like to contribute towards this as part of your shop, simply pick up a leaflet in-store or ask a member of the team.
Style Acre: A donation from each sunflower picked in our PYO sunflower patch has been made to Style Acre, and we are pleased to have donated £4,000. Style Acre do incredible work supporting adults with learning disabilities and Autism. Their person-centred support ranges from 24-hour care for those with complex learning, health and or physical disabilities to a few hours of support per week for those who live more independently. They also run three community hubs in Wallingford, Didcot and Banbury so that people with learning disabilities can get the best out of their local communities. Find out more about this great local charity
Be Free Young Carers: Be Free do amazing work to support some of the 12,000 young carers in Oxfordshire with their practical and emotional needs. We are giving Sprouts customers the opportunity to add 25p onto their online booking transaction – which Millets will match. At Sprouts, we also offer Be Free the use of our amazing facilities for young carers to enjoy some much-needed respite from their very adult responsibilities through donating tickets and holding exclusive events.
Helen & Douglas House: Millets Farm Centre hosted a Firewalk which raised an incredible £10,000. Helen & Douglas House helps local families cope with the challenges of looking after a terminally ill baby or child who will die prematurely.
We are honoured to be able to support these great local charities and will continue to work with our local communities as much as we can.
Our 2024 charities will be announced in the New Year.