John Lewis Community Matters and ‘Friends’

A huge thank you to John Lewis PLC and their Community Matters Scheme.

This scheme supports a wide range of local charities. Tokens deposited in store for a choice of three local charities are converted into a share of £3,000 every three months. Friends of Young Carers (West Berkshire) were hugely appreciative of a cheque in January for £820. Some of this money has helped us to fund a Spa Day for eight Young Carers under the  Young Carers Carefree Plan where they also get 1:1 support from a Youth Support worker.

With this kind of local support, it also raises awareness of our Charity among the general public as well as enabling us to fund some much needed respite activities for the children, from their caring roles.

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