Charities we support

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Supporting British baby banks

Over the years, we’ve built some truly rewarding relationships with the likes of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, Helpforce, Benefacto, Rainbow Trust, Starlight and Dress for Success.

Most recently, we’ve been very privileged to begin working with British baby banks in order to support vulnerable families who could do with a helping hand right now.

Our clothes are made to last (and be loved) for a really long time. Now, we ask you to join us in continuing their hand-me-down journey.

So far, we’ve donated almost 500 items of clothing to Baby Basics, Little Village and Aberneccessities (with more to come), and we’d now be delighted if you’d consider doing the same.

Not only is donating to initiatives such as this a gesture of togetherness in these uncertain times, it is also a good thing for the planet, which is a good thing for us.

Taking part couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is place the items back in to your latest Boden packaging, making sure they’re snug and secure. Then send your items to:

Baby Basics UK
267 Glossop Road
S10 2HB

The baby banks are in need of:

Good quality clothes, which are clean and stain-free
A range of sizes from 0-6 years
Baby and Mini bedding if clean and stain-free
Baby towels

Unfortunately they cannot accept:

Items with familial names, e.g. mummy or daddy
Items with camouflage designs, or displaying references to religious festivals such as Christmas

Please note that all items donated to the baby banks will be stored for 72 hours before using to ensure they are Covid-secure.

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Boden's quality promise
Boden's quality promise
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Helping the homeless this Christmas

We’re devoting the festive windows in our King’s Road shop to Acton Homeless Concern – a brilliant charity that provides warm meals and some festive cheer to those who need it. We’ll be creating a display out of tins, which will then be donated in a bundle of £10,000 worth of food to their great cause.

If you’d like to read more about the charity’s incredible work or donate, you can visit their website here.

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

In recent years, we’ve been proud to work with the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust — a charity that educates young people (and those with responsibility for them) about their mental health and wellbeing. In late 2019, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, we launched a collection of slogan T-shirts with uplifting messages volunteered by our Mini customers via a competition. This project was originally inspired by two little girls, Willow and Rose, who sent us a list of their own empowering slogans – ones they felt tapped into what it means to be a child today. We loved their words, so we had them made into T-shirts for them – and then extended the opportunity to other Mini fans. We donated the proceeds from the sale of these T-shirts, available in Mini, women’s and men’s designs, to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.

Fundraising and volunteering

Fundraising and volunteering

Our staff are always at it. We’ve taken part in a number of fundraising activities including: the Hyde Park swim, Best of Rock Musicals, Boden staff swap shops (raising more than €‌2,450.00 for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust), sponsored runs and enough cake sales to have us fighting a losing battle with our top buttons. In a more formal capacity, we work with Future Frontiers to mentor young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the workplace. Of late that has meant welcoming 26 students from Ark Academy in Wembley to come in over four working sessions to learn about career possibilities alongside our own staff (who were generally humiliated by the youngsters’ superior grasp of technology).

We also run a volunteer program in collaboration with Benefacto. This award-winning social enterprise scheme works with around 50 small charities in and around London and is on a mission to get more professional people volunteering. We encourage our employees to make the most of our Benefacto membership, and have created an easy-to-use booking system so staff can arrange to help out on local volunteering opportunities with the simple click of a button.

To the NHS with love from Boden

We’ve partnered with Helpforce, a big-hearted charity who coordinate initiatives to make the lives of NHS staff and patients better. So far, we’ve…

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Donated over £1,000,000 worth of clothing to 20 NHS trusts across the UK.

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Made 10,000 new pairs of PJs (with the help of our generous suppliers) to make night time and rest time a bit brighter for staff and patients.

More on Boden’s sustainable projects