It was through Alex’s inspiration that we developed our free jobs scheme. We have raised over £4 million to help children’s charities by simply doing a little bit of stitching on a shoe, or punching a hole in a belt. We do the job for nothing but ask our customer if they would like to put a contribution in the charity box. Over the years, several children’s charities have benefited from our free jobs scheme including the NSPCC, Childline and most recently, After Adoption.

Now, this approach will be used in support of our new charity – the Alex Timpson Trust. Every shop will have a collecting box and as always, our great colleagues are free to use their initiative to raise money for the Alex Timpson Trust in whatever way they wish.


The Alex Timpson Trust is a registered charity with the Charity Commission.
Charity Number 1174098