This Christmas M&S Food is putting charity at its heart, by donating £2 million to good causes.

They are shining a light on a number of important charities, partnering with nine world-famous actors who have added their unmistakable voices to nine brand new Christmas food ads.

The iconic voiceover cast have all chosen to work with the team, selecting charities close to their hearts to which M&S Food will make a donation on their behalf.

The store is doing the same for customers. Every time a Sparks customer shops at in-store or online at M&, they will donate to their selected charity, from a range of 35 different causes.

Each week from now until New Year, customers will be treated to a new advert voiced by one of the nine acting icons.

Listen out amongst others, for Tom Hardy bringing brussels sprouts to life, Dame Helen Mirren extolling the virtues of rosé prosecco, Chiwetel Ejiofor making mouths water over moreish Plant Kitchen chocolate torte and Olivia Colman voicing ‘fancy pants’ collection mini beef and porcini yorkshires.

As well as donations on behalf of the acting icons, M&S Food has selected 10 colleagues from across the UK who are its most active charity volunteers, giving donations to the colleagues’ chosen charities. In total, the Christmas advertising campaign will donate £1 million to good causes.

This Christmas M&S Food will donate an additional £1million across a diverse range of charities including Shelter, Together for Short Lives and the 35 Sparks charities that M&S supports. .

Sharry Cramond, Marketing Director, M&S Food says:

“2020 has been a difficult year for all of us but at a time when charities are seeing their incomes fall significantly, we want to make sure that our Christmas campaign builds on our existing charity partnerships and gives much-needed support to those that need it most.

“All charities featured in the TV ad will receive their donations ahead of Christmas so they can use the money immediately where it’s needed the most and we are indebted to the nine amazing actors who gave their time so willingly to support these great causes.”