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Today (Thursday 14th May) M&S is starting a sale with a difference – the Rainbow sale.

Named in celebration of the colourful symbol that has come to represent so much to customers during this unprecedented time, M&S will donate 10% of the purchase price, excluding VAT, of all Rainbow sale items to NHS Charities Together (registered charity 1186569). 

Customers can shop online at www.marksandspencer.com, on the M&S app and in store. Customers shopping the Rainbow sale can opt for either contactless delivery to home or free collection from store – where to make it easier for customers, collection points have been temporarily moved next to the Foodhall. Customers will also be able to pick up bargains from a small selection of Rainbow sale items when visiting their local store - where all the social distancing and extra hygiene measures are in place to help keep them well whilst they shop. 

The sale will include all clothing departments – womenswear & lingerie, menswear and kidswear, with at least 50% off all items.  This is the latest offer from M&S as the retailer responds to customers wanting better value than ever. M&S has been running popular ‘deals of the day’ online over the past few weeks, with offers such as buy one get one free on men’s and women’s essentials and 20% off home items, as well as ongoing deals such as 3 for 2 on kidswear.

Starting with selected items and growing over the coming weeks, the first product drop includes a great range of women’s dresses (example pictured was £39.50, now £15).

The Rainbow sale builds on M&S’s efforts to help the NHS – including the creation of its fastest-ever selling T-shirt, designed to celebrate #ClapForOurCarers. 

Ellie Orton, CEO, NHS Charities Together said, “During this time the rainbow has become a symbol of hope and I want to say a big thank you to M&S and all their colleagues and customers for supporting our appeal with the Rainbow Sale, in addition to the other activity they’ve done. The money raised from this sale will be used by NHS charities to provide vital support to staff, volunteers and patients.”

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Notes to Editors

EXAMPLES OF ITEMS IN THE RAINBOW SALE

Jumpsuit - was £59, now £29

Pleated Wrap Dress - was £49, now £22.50

Shirt Dress - was £45, now £22

All in This Together

  • M&S has been working hard to help customers, the wider community, and colleagues during these challenging times
  • Many of these actions come from the M&S colleagues who are working around the clock to keep delivering for customers
  • More information on M&S’s overall approach to supporting during COVID-19 is available on its dedicated community webpage - https://www.marksandspencer.com/c/allinthistogether 

Supporting our NHS

Full detail on M&S’s efforts to support the NHS can be found here

Key support includes:

  • Customers and colleagues asked for a charity tee to buy and show their support and solidarity. In response, M&S designed a range of ‘All in this Together’ T-shirts available online now, with all profits going to NHS Charities Together.
  • M&S sourced, packed and delivered much needed individual clothing care packs as a donation to and NHS Trusts and NHS Nightingales in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • M&S donated over 4,000 pyjamas to be used as scrubs to NHS Derbyshire, located close to Castle Donington distribution centre (where M&S’s online orders are sent from).
  • Twice-weekly free food delivery service for the NHS workers at M&S’s longstanding hospital partners at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • M&S has enabled customers to select the NHS Charities Together appeal as their Sparks charity – so M&S will continue to donate every time they shop.