Everyone at Absolute-Snow loves the outdoors and exploring every corner of this incredible planet. It is important for us, as a business, to support charities that work to make the world a better place. In the financial year 2019/20 we were pleased to have been able to donate £4,660 to our chosen charities. Paul McNamara, Absolute-Snow’s Chairman said:
“It feels really good to have been able to do this. We intend ramping up our charitable efforts this year and in the years to come. The bigger our business grows, the more we intend to donate – not just in absolute terms but as a percentage of sales and profits as well. Our industry is not shy when it comes to supporting worthwhile causes, we are just one of a number of competitors and suppliers who strive to ensure we look after our planet and those who live on it. ”
We'd like to inspire you to get involved with charities that are close to your heart, so we’ve provided a little more information about the charities we support. If you click on the orange buttons on this page you will be taken to a page where you can make your own donation or to product list pages where, if you make a purchase from Absolute-Snow, Absolute-Snow will make a donation to the nominated charity.
One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. Their mission is to "build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet".
When you purchase Patagonia products through Absolute-Snow, Patagonia will donate 1% of sales to One Percent For The Planet and Absolute-Snow will match it by donating 1% of our Patagonia sales directly to Protect Our Winters . 1% plus 1% = 2%.
Absolute-Snow’s involvement with 1% for the planet began on 1st August 2019. Learn more about 1% for the Planet
Protect Our Winters UK inspire and equip UK based outdoor communities to take positive action to address the climate crisis and to accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral society. This is why we have chosen to allocate our 1% For The Planet donation directly to POW. Learn more about Protect Our Winters.
Snow-Camp engage inner-city young people through skiing and snowboarding to provide life skills training, nationally recognised qualifications and work experience to increase their motivations and aspirations, enabling them to gain employment in the snowsports industry and beyond.
Absolute Snow offer free fresh ground coffee to all visitors, customers and staff. We thought it would be a nice initiative to suggest a voluntary £1 contribution per cup to Snow-Camp. We got our new coffee machine in September 2018 and, up until the time of writing (August 2020) we are delighted to have been able to raise £1,124.13 for Snow-Camp.
Next time you visit our Mountain Sports Shop in Watford, make sure you grab a cup of coffee! Absolute-Snow are also very pleased to have been able to donate a variety of clothing and equipment to support this very worthwhile charity. Learn more about Snow Camp.
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why Water Aid exists and it is why Absolute-Snow have chosen to support this charity.
Absolute-Snow have committed to donating 5% of profits generated through the sale of water and water filtration products – just look for the Water Aid logo on qualifying products across our website.
Absolute-Snow’s Water Aid campaign was launched on 29th August 2019. Learn more about Water Aid.
Boarding for Breast Cancer is a non-profit foundation promoting awareness, education, prevention and survivorship programmes for breast cancer.
Several leading brands have produced limited edition product ranges in collaboration with B4BC. Demonstrate your support for breast cancer awareness by choosing from our BFBC product range. Just look for the B4BC logo on qualifying products across our website. Learn more about Boarding for Breast Cancer
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation with a mission to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.
Picture Organic Clothing have produced a special limited edition range of snowboard and ski clothing in collaboration with WWF to help promote awareness. Demonstrate your support for this worthwhile cause by wearing products from the Picture WWF Collection. Just look for the WWF logo on qualifying products across our website. Learn more about WWF
If you’ve bought a sleeping bag, camp bed or tent from Absolute-Snow we are sure you're going to sleep well and have a great night’s sleep because we only stock the best brands. You could, however, sleep even better if you donate your old gear to charity. There are lots of charities looking for donated sleeping bags, camping mats, tents and rucksacks for the homeless. Think how much better you’ll sleep knowing your old gear is being put to good use, enabling a homeless person to also sleep well.
To find a charity near you, Charity Choice is a good starting point or you could do a Google Search or simply ask around your neighbourhood. Here are some charities you might like to consider: The Salvation Army | Centre Point | Shelter | Crisis | Providence Row | Help Refugees
Re-using is even better than recycling. Please make sure everything you donate is in good clean condition so it can be reused without needing any remedial work.