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What's this about?

Medik8 uses a fixed amount of their yearly profits to fund our charitable foundation called The Zipper Foundation. The money is used to give grants to some incredible projects run by UK charities who share the same values as our foundation: Compassion, Honesty, Loyalty, Curiosity, Happiness.

The Zipper Foundation

Zipper, our much-loved office dog and friend passed away in early 2019. There has never been a more loyal and kind soul. There will never be another Zipper. The gentlest and completely unique collection of atoms who curled up underneath our desks for over 15 years. From when we were a tiny start-up to now - the one constant has been Zipper.

We are all guilty of not living up to the standards we might expect of ourselves - as much as we try. And that's where Zipper comes in. The best way we can honour Zipper and keep his memory alive is to let him remind us to be more kind and selfless, and in that way help others.

Given our limited means, we have decided to make our funds available to small charitable projects only. So that we can really make a difference to a few people - just as Zipper did when amongst us.

The Causes We Support

The Zipper Foundation will contribute to small registered charities that fit within the following 5 categories and in accordance with our funding criteria. Every year, each fund will receive an equal budget and we invite applications for funding. We will let you know what we are supporting and the progress made. Each cause will be carefully selected to ensure we can make a real difference with each small step.


No to dog meat

We are animal lovers, against animal testing and warriors in the fight against the barbaric dog meat trade.

Animals Dashboard

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We offset>100% palm

We will not stand back in the fight against deforestation and making sustainable palm oil the norm.

Rainforest Fund


Fish don't eat plastic

We've taken action to protect the coral reefs and the quality of the oceans, and we believe it is important to support organisations which help the world to do the same.

Oceans Fund


Making little smiles

We support projects devoted to the health and welfare of children. We believe in improving young lives and inspiring the next generation.

Children Fund


Supporting healthy science

As a company rooted in science, supporting this valuable research into new treatments is important for human kind. Our company has made a donation to Cancer Research UK every month for more than 10 years.

Life Fund

Life Fund