At Calendar Club, we have a long history of supporting and working closely with our charity partners. Our carrier bag charges are donated in full to our chosen charities each year and in 2018 these are Guide Dogs and the Marine Conservation Society.
Read more financial detail on our carrier bag charge donations.
In addition, each year we sponsor a Guide Dog puppy through their training and look forward to our Pupdates charting progress and the absolute highlight, the puppies' annual visit to our Exeter office. Puppies we are proud to have sponsored to date include Lewis (born in 2013), Brook (2014), Wilson (2015), Healey (2016) and Lainey in 2017.
More About The Guide Dogs
The Guide Dogs story started in 1931 with two amazing British pioneers, Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond. These remarkable women organised the training of the first four British guide dogs from a humble lock up garage in Wallasey, Merseyside.
Today Guide Dogs is the world's largest breeder and trainer of working dogs. And thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers – and vital donations – they have now helped over 29,000 people to achieve life-changing independence.
About the Marine Conservation Society
1977 was Underwater Conservation Year. This event was especially championed by the late Bernard Eaton, together with eminent scientists and public figures including HRH The Prince of Wales, who continues his unwavering support for MCS as our President today. The event gave momentum to form the Underwater Conservation Society, with a single paid project officer (firstly Dr Charles Sheppard then, for many years, Dr Bob Earll). The name 'Marine Conservation Society' (MCS) was then officially adopted and registered with the Charity Commission in 1983.
Since that time, MCS has achieved major successes in protecting special wildlife, tackling sewage problems, helping the seafood-buying public, and influencing Government and industry.
Today, more than 6,000 supporters fund their work through membership, donations and turtle adoption schemes. More than 10,000 MCS volunteers clean up our beaches each year, helping to tackle marine litter at source.