Tubz Brands raises over £37K for a children’s charity

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Sittingbourne vending machine franchisor continues to support charities and aims to raise £100K in the first 12 months.

Sittingbourne vending machine franchise business has raised £37,822.96 for Starlight Children’s Foundation in just 5 months. The relatively small charity focuses on ‘Brightening the lives of seriously and terminally ill children’ and their families, delivering services into children’s wards across the UK and making dreams come true for children with once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Tubz Brands, which is based in Sittingbourne, is an official corporate partner of Starlight and has been working with the charity since May 2013. Tubz Brands raises funds for Starlight by donating at least 10p of every pound made from their vending machines on participating sites and in that time has already raised almost £38,000. The company has pledged to support the charity for a minimum of two years.

Sales Manager Simon Smith spoke about the company’s goals for the Starlight fundraising:
“Tubs brands and their network of licensed operators are extremely proud to have raise over £80,000 for charity in the past 16 months. We have now set ourselves the goal for our new corporate partnership with Starlight Children’s foundation to raise a six figure sum in the first 12 months”.

As well as raising funds through its vending machines, Tubz Brands helped at The Starlight Summer Party – An Escape to the Country, in July. This was a day filled with fun, family time and relaxation for seriously ill children and their parents. Mr Tubz (mascot) and team of volunteers helped Starlight staff ensure that everyone had a great time and Starlight received numerous heartfelt thank you messages, such as from Iris, mother of Starlight wish child Elizabeth:

“Thanks for a wonderful time yesterday. Thanks so much for what you do for families. It was an opportunity to not focus on her illness for a while and just be a normal family for once.”

Charity work has been important to Tubz Brands for some time, as the company worked with the well-known charity Help for Heroes between May 2012 and June 2013. Tubz Brands and their network of licensed operators helped the charity for wounded servicemen by raising in excess of £42,000.

The company has now turned its attention to a more children focused charity as Mr Smith feels that the Tubz Brands and Starlight corporate partnership has a good synergy due to the company vending towers selling sweets, snacks and toys, which of course appeal to children.


Tubz Brands is the UK’s number one tower vending company, with over 250 franchises throughout the UK and Ireland. These vending towers sell resealable pots of sweets, nuts, crisps and toys.

Tubz offers vending machine franchises which are ready to operate for as little as £2,299 + VAT. It is these vending machines, on participating sites, that contribute to the company’s charitable donations; in the past to Help for Heroes, and now for Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Tubz Brands Limited
Unit 9, Stadium Business Park,
Castle Road,
ME10 3BG
United Kingdom
0845 601 9001

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