John Lewis and Waitrose raises funds for NHS charities collectively
John Lewis and Waitrose announce further branded sales to raise funds for NHS charities
John Lewis and Waitrose recently started selling face covers in stores to raise funds for charities helping people with the pandemic. In September, Waitrose will also begin selling a redesigned charity bag for life in its stores and online.
Profits from the sale of these products will be collectively donated to NHS Charities Together, adding to the £ 2.7 million in support the John Lewis Partnership has made or pledged to provide or pledge to charities and local communities as financial or product donations to charities and local communities since the coronavirus pandemic has started.
The face coverings are made in John Lewis & # 39; s Lancashire factory, Herbert Parkinson. Thousands of medical gowns for the NHS and thousands of face covers for John Lewis and Waitrose Partners to be worn at work were also made there.
The packs of three face masks in black, gray and blue are washable and reusable. They come in two sizes – one for adults and one for children at a price of £ 10 a pack. The bags, made from recycled plastic bottles, will go on sale in mid-September at a price of £ 5.
These are the latest products developed by the John Lewis Partnership to raise funds specifically for NHS Charities Together.
John Lewis is also raising funds for NHS Charities Together by selling a private label leather rainbow trainer for £ 79 sizes 3-8 and a £ 8 Heroes mug for house prices. In April, the retailer held a #DesignYourSuperBear competition. The victorious bear will be sold for Christmas to collect donations for NHS charities.
Caroline Silke, Partner and Social Impact Manager, said; Through our relationships with local hospitals and NHS staff, we know the amazing efforts our heroes continue to make and the importance of continued support so that they can continue their important work on which so many people depend. The partnership goes out of its way to help and is excited to support NHS Charities along with these products. "
Ellie Orton, General Manager of NHS Charities Together, said, “Thank you, John Lewis & Partners, for donating money to NHS Charities Together by selling these great products. The funds donated will help us support the NHS, community health and welfare services with the ongoing and long-term effects of Covid-19 across the country. Your support during this crisis has been incredibly impressive – thank you. "