Candis steps up cash grants for charity

By Alyson Fixter

Candis , the monthly magazine that gives a percentage of its
subscription income to charity, has announced it is doubling donations
to local good causes.

The 321,000-circulation subscription- only title has donated nearly £49m to charity since its foundation in 1962.

Most
of the cash goes to health-related charities nominated by readers’
representatives, including Marie Curie Cancer Care, the British Heart
Foundation, and BLISS, the premature baby charity.

It also
invites readers to nominate community projects for Candis Community
awards – and has increased its overall pot from £30,000 to £60,000 a
year.

The magazine is the eighth best-selling women’s magazine
and has increased circulation by five per cent year on year, according
to the latest ABC figures.

Marketing director Bryan Douglas-
Dala, whose grandfather Joseph Douglas founded the magazine, said:
“Candis Club is something unique in terms of publishing.

“It promotes a feelgood factor and a sense of community and belonging among our members.”

Edited
by former Prima features editor Jenny Campbell, regular contributors to
Candis include Polly Toynbee, Laurie Graham and Virginia Ironside

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