Bill Wiggin MP showed his support for, the newly-launched shopping site that will help raise funds for charities across North Herefordshire when people shop online.

Bill Wiggin MP for North Herefordshire met with Wendy Field, matron of St Luke’s Hospice in Crewe, and Donna Air, a supporter of Care2Save, at the event in Parliament on Wednesday 10 December.

Bill Wiggin MP said: “I am very proud to be a patron of St Michael’s Hospice in North Herefordshire, this is why I felt it was very important to attend the Care2Save event today and to find out how this project can help St Michael’s Hospice.

Bill Wiggin MP with Donna Air
Bill Wiggin MP with Donna Air

I am delighted to support and can’t believe how easy it makes it to raise funds for our local hospices – and in fact for all local charities this Christmas.”

Care2Save is unique in the UK, as it is the only charity owned and run shopping website that gives 100% of the money that it makes through commission directly to the charity sector.

The site offers over 12 million products from over 2,000 UK-based high street retailers, making it a one-stop shop for Christmas shopping whilst giving commission from all purchases to charity – without costing the customer a penny. 80 per cent of the commission generated through each purchase goes to a registered charity of the shopper’s choice, and the remaining 20 per cent goes to the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which supports hospice and palliative care in the UK and globally.

This enables people to support their chosen charity this Christmas and each time they shop in the future. It also provides much-needed funds for the hospice sector: a service which most families will need at some point.

There are more than 220 hospices in the UK, which collectively care for around 360,000 people each year. St Michael’s Hospice in Herefordshire stands to benefit from the work of the Care2Save Charitable Trust.

Andrea Fragata Ladeira, CEO of Care2Save, said: “Hospice care will touch all of our lives at one point or another; whether for ourselves or those close to us. Together through Care2Save we have the opportunity to transform the hospice sector and to raise significant sums for other charities in the process.

The support of MPs is vital, and we sincerely hope that the MPs who kindly joined us today and as many people as possible will now join us in making their shopping website of choice for Christmas and beyond.”