Events at Exeter

Seasonal events at Exeter

This is where we announce the events and activities that will be taking place in our shop. Please check this page regularly to see what we have planned.

Supporting our communities

Our aims

We're proud of the close links we forge between our Partners and local schools, charities and organisations. And wherever we do business, at home or abroad, we work with communities to make a difference. That's why:

  • Our Community Matters programme in our shops continues to support local charities and community groups.
  • We aim to give at least 1% of pre-tax profits to community initiatives.
  • We will continue to seek out projects that support the John Lewis Foundation at home and abroad.

If you'd like to nominate a good cause for Community Matters please complete the nomination form and take it to the Customer Services department.




The charities we're supporting from November - January 2017 are:

  • YMCA Exeter - YMCA Exeter supports over 1000 young people every year in their time of need and this year they are celebrating their 170th Birthday. Our donations will help towards daily running costs for cooking groups and sports activities.
  • Exeter & East Devon Down's Syndrome - They organise regular social events and offer support in areas such as education and health issues. New members are welcome. Our donations will help fund dance and drama sessions which are very popular.
  • The Wildlife Trusts - This Christmas, John Lewis is partnering with The Wildlife Trusts to help protect and restore our nation's wildlife and its natural habitat.

This is how August 2016 - October 2016 Community Matters' charities benefited from being part of the scheme:

  • Mind in Exeter & East Devon received £1290
  • Barnardo's Care Leavers Campaign received £960
  • Supporting Our Community - received £750

Would you like to help us
support Barnardo's?

To make a donation to Barnardo's, our 150th anniversary charity, and help support those UK children who need it most, please text JL [Enter your local shop name] to:

  • 70300 to donate £3
  • 70500 to donate £5
  • 70100 to donate £10
John Lewis foundation

With the introduction of the new carrier bag charging law, single-use carrier bags will no longer be free. Our charity, known as the
John Lewis Foundation, will be responsible for distributing the proceeds to charities throughout the UK.

Carrier bag charging

Giving old sofas a new life

We'll collect and re-use your old sofa when you purchase a
new sofa from us

Find out more