John Lewis Partnership has kindly contributed towards the costs of our annual London Patient Forum – via their local Victoria office.
Their Community Liaison Co-ordinator in Victoria explained their fantastic policy about assisting local small charities:
John Lewis is a co-owned business and as such has made a decision to support local charities in the areas where our Partners live, work and trade; each branch of John Lewis has a Community Liaison Co-ordinator who will look after a specific postcode area.
Our budgets are limited, but we focus on supporting local charities that are making a difference in our community with particular interests in youth, health, education, homelessness and worklessness and the elderly.
The Community Liaison Group Victoria supports groups or projects that are pan-London as well as those that are based in South Westminster.
Please do contact your local John Lewis Community Liaison co-ordinator and ask if they would donate some funds towards a patient meeting in your area. MDS UK would be happy to help you set up a local group.