The Drakes Charity Showbag rolls on!

By August 31, 2020Drakes Charity Showbag

We are proud to announce that the 21st Annual Drakes Charity Showbag will be going ahead this year, exclusively available through Drakes South Australian stores from Wednesday 2nd September.

Traditionally released in line with the Royal Adelaide Show, the Drakes Charity Showbag will help to bring a small element of surprise and delight into South Australian households, which is much needed during these uncertain times. Now in its 21st year, the Drakes Charity Showbag has raised over $1.3m for our key charity partners:

Flinders Foundation

The Foundation works to support a team of more than 3,500 medical staff and 400 medical researchers across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) which includes Flinders Medical Centre and Flinders University, and has donated more than $65 million towards research, facilities and patient care initiatives at Flinders.

The Hospital Research Foundation

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) supports people in hospitals across South Australia through vital health and medical research and improved patient care.

Bedford Group

Bedford empowers people with disability with the freedom to be, through meaningful employment and supports. Bedford offers employment, training, day options and accommodation across South Australia and New South Wales, and plays a pivotal role in packing the Drakes Charity Showbag.


As Australia’s oldest provider of home nursing and health care services, the RDNS offer a wide range of general and specialist care – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The care they provide enables people to remain in their home so they can maintain their independence and have some say in their own healthcare.

St John

St John in passionate about the wellbeing of South Australians and provide services to the the SA community through the delivery of first aid, training, social inclusion and youth development programs. Services are delivered with care, understanding, and compassion in the spirit of volunteering.

This year, Drakes’ generous supplier partners have donated over 300,000 products to the Drakes Charity Showbag, with the aim to raise over $60,000. Jam-packed with over $49 worth of goods, the Drakes Charity Showbag will be available while stocks last for $7.50 through all Drakes South Australian stores.

The Drakes Charity Showbag could not happen without the  support of the following suppliers, who have generously donated products:

Vero Foods
Cassarossa Almonds
Royal Foods
Scandinavian Group
Stuart Alexander
Mars Petcare
FreshFood Management
Tru Blu Beverages
Jade Tree Enterprises

Coca Cola Amtil
Goodman Fielder
Botany Group
Monde Nissin
Carman’s Kitchen
Nestle Cereal
Dallas International
Robern Menz