// John Lewis donating nearly 5000 items of warm clothing to families in need amid the cold spell this week
// They will be distributed via local Home-Starts across 10 key locations where vulnerable families cannot afford rising heating costs
John Lewis is donating nearly 5000 items of warm clothing to families in need as the UK’s freezing temperatures continue this week.
The clothing will be distributed through local Home-Starts across 10 key locations in the UK, where many vulnerable communities have been affected most during the pandemic.
Fuel poverty has become a growing issue for struggling families in recent months. With many people forced to stay at home during lockdown, this has led to an inevitable increase in heating costs, which many cannot afford.
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John Lewis said it would donate clothing from its babywear, childrenswear, womenswear and menswear product ranges to help keep families stay warm during the current and coldest lockdown.
“This is undeniably one of the most challenging periods of the pandemic so far,” John Lewis executive director Pippa Wicks said.
“As the impact is felt more deeply across society, we know that now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal in supporting families who need immediate and practical support.”
The support is part of the John Lewis Partnership’s Give a Little Love campaign, which has already raised over £3 million for long term charity partners FareShare, Home-Start and local community groups.
The partnership pledged a further £2 million last month.
Meanwhile earlier this month, the John Lewis Partnership provided NHS workers with care packages to keep them refuelled and refreshed as they continue facing extreme pressure caring for patients in UK hospitals.