Sparks card. Alzheimers not a chosen charities from Marks and Spencer

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Adcat, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Adcat

    Adcat Registered User

    Jun 15, 2014
    290
    London
    Evening All,

    Last night I registered a sparks card on line. It's a new initiative from M&S. When you register they have chosen 9 charities that they say they work closely with, and your asked to click on one you’d like to support. Alzheimers society was not one of them :confused: I was incensed!! :mad: So I sent an e mail expressing my disappointment and I got an email back stating:

    'We’ll keep reviewing these charities using the suggestions our customers make, and I hope you find a suitable one to support in the meantime'.

    ;)

    So, if you can, send an e mail when you register and hopefully the Alzheimers society will get some help from one of the biggest retailers in the uk.

    x
     
  2. JayneB6367

    JayneB6367 Registered User

    Dec 18, 2013
    38
    I thought exactly the same! I will e mail today. Its so typical, this disease is so overlooked as it just isn't sexy!

    Really frustrated, particularly with M&S as I thought they really were a family retailer.
     
  3. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,765
    Merseyside
    I complained too.
    I think it's very odd as the Alzheimers society is their charity of the year in my local store. :confused:
     
  4. Mrsbusy

    Mrsbusy Registered User

    Aug 15, 2015
    356
    I know that Iceland are donating their carrier bag monies to Alzheimer's, just in case you go there. Do agree a company like M and S should include Alzheimer's, especially as more older people shop there than youngsters.
     
  5. Gigglemore

    Gigglemore Registered User

    Oct 18, 2013
    526
    British Isles
    Thanks for the prompt Adcat - I also hoped to select a dementia charity so have just sent off an e-mail asking for AS to be considered as my card will be used when purchasing items for those affected by the condition.
     
  6. beverrino

    beverrino Registered User

    Jan 12, 2015
    1,111
    I also emailed and complained
     

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