Events at Ipswich

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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 August 2015 - October 2015 are:

  • Barnardo's
  • Avenue East - Big Splash
  • Woolverstone Wish

Music Matters

The Partnership has a long tradition of supporting music and annually makes donations to groups through Music Matters on a national, regional, and local level. To qualify applicants must make an outstanding contribution and difference to the local community and are expected to have a charitable purpose. Successful groups will receive a one off donation. The following are examples of types of music and groups eligible for consideration:

  • Choirs, music groups, orchestras or bands holding non routine event
  • Local schemes for disabled or disadvantaged children wishing to start a music group
  • Projects promoting music
  • Schools teaching music to young children or taking an existing activity to a new level
  • Events where music is a key component e.g. dance, music theatre or multi-arts festivals
  • Any type and quality of music e.g. rock, classical, steel drums, small bands and large choirs

You can download the form here and send to Community Liason Coordinator, John Lewis at Home, Futura Park, Ransomes Way, Crane Boulevard, Ipswich, IP3 9SQ by the 18th of March.

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

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