|17 August 2023
Sealions, a British online-only vitamin brand, has announced its charity partnership with The Trussell Trust and its nationwide network of over 1,300 food banks.
The charity, founded in 1997 by Carol and Paddy Henderson, now supports a network that accounts for around two-thirds of all food banks in the UK – with it providing emergency food and practical support to people in crisis.
Its vision is to see the UK without the need for food banks, working together to make change possible and provide the best help to those facing hardship.
Dean Lee, head of digital at Sealions, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Trussell Trust into the Sealions charity partner family. We genuinely hope this partnership will empower Sealions customers to shop more sustainably and support an organisation working towards changing policy and public opinion surrounding poverty.
“Knowing that more than 14 million people live in poverty, and 4.5 million are children, ” resonated with team Sealions. The trust’s work is utterly essential, especially in the tricky world we are still experiencing; no one should have to choose between buying food or paying their household bills.
“We hope to do our bit, alongside our wonderful customers, this year and raise as much as we can to support such a wonderful cause.”
Sealions are supporting the charity across 2023 via Work For Good. This platform helps connect businesses and charities, removing the legal barriers to make it easier for charities to receive donations.
Sophie Carre, director of public engagement said: “We are very grateful to the team at Sealions for their incredible support. Last year food banks in The Trussell Trust network provided nearly three million emergency food parcels to people facing hardship, a record number. This is not right, everyone in the UK deserves to have enough money for essentials like food, clothing and heating.
“The support of Sealions will help food banks within our network continue to provide the lifeline of emergency support for local people in crisis, while we work in the long term to end the need for food banks, for good. We thank all the team.”
Customers can add a small donation to The Trussell Trust at checkout when shopping on Sealions. Each and every donation, big or small, will take a step closer to ending hunger in the UK.
Sealions offers an extensive and ever-growing range of vitamins, supplements, and gummies on its online store. It believes that looking after your wellness shouldn’t cost the earth, with some of its range only costing £5 for a year’s supply, whether that’s looking after yourself, your family or even your four-legged friend.