John Lewis & Partners has announced that from today, expectant parents will benefit from a two year partnership between itself and the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) the UK’s leading charity for parents.

Retail Gazette Loves: John Lewis supporting parents-to-be

: John Lewis & Partners and the National Childbirth Trust link up to support parents-to-be.
Squire’s Garden Centres has introduced its Chatty Cafe scheme to combat loneliness. All of their Café Bars now have ‘Chatter & Natter’ tables which are available to everyone. The main idea is for shoppers to engage in good old-fashioned human interaction.

Retail Gazette Loves: Squire’s Garden Centres’ Chatty Cafe

Squire’s Garden Centres has introduced its Chatty Cafe scheme to combat loneliness.
Central England Co-op customers and members got into the festive spirit by donating over 12,000 presents for kids this Christmas.As part of the retailer’s first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal items were dropped off at special donation points located in all 244 stores across 16 counties or handed over to Santa’s elves.

Retail Gazette Loves: Co-op’s Christmas Toybox delivers 12,000 kids presents

Central England Co-op customers and members got into the festive spirit by donating over 12,000 presents for kids this Christmas.
This holiday season Royal Mail will be bringing back its Christmas talking postboxes.Similarly to when the scheme was launched last year, four postboxes have been decorated across the UK and filled with elves ready to respond once a letter or card is posted.

Retail Gazette Loves: Royal Mail Christmas talking postboxes

Royal Mail will be bringing back its Christmas talking postboxes, the 4 boxes will be in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.
Menswear retailer Jacamo opened the doors to its first ever pub the Jacamo Arm-in-Arms, on November 27 for one day only. Rather than draw in the crowds with craft ale and live music the retailer's aim was to get men ‘down the pub’ to have an open debate about the issues current facing modern men.

Retail Gazette Loves: The Jacamo Arm-in-Arms pub

Menswear retailer Jacamo opened the doors to its first ever pub the Jacamo Arm-in-Arms, on November 27 for one day only.
Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners have invited over 1000 people across the country to enjoy a festive feast as part of its’ campaign to bring people together this Christmas.

Retail Gazette Loves: John Lewis & Waitrose host Christmas feasts for the vulnerable

John Lewis and Waitrose join with FareShare to host Christmas dinners for vulnerable people across the UK.
This month the Co-op donated £125,000 to a children’s charity dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children by granting their wishes and providing support within hospitals.

Retail Gazette Loves: The Co-op donates £125,000 to children’s charity

This month the Co-op donated £125,000 to a children’s charity dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children.
Sainsbury’s transformed an old London bus into a school library for children to enjoy as part of its 150 Days of Community scheme encouraging children to read more. Pupils were treated to a surprise visit from Katie Piper who read a selection of stories to encourage positive mental health and wellbeing in children.

Retail Gazette Loves: Sainsbury’s reading bus

Sainsbury’s transformed an old London bus into a school library for children to enjoy as part of its 150 Days of Community scheme
In celebration of Barbie’s 60th anniversary a Barbie Store Fashion pop-up is now open at Liverpool ONE.For six weeks Barbie lovers will be able to purchase limited-edition kidswear, adults' apparel and accessories available at the store.

Retail Gazette Loves: The Barbie Store in Liverpool One

In celebration of Barbie’s 60th anniversary a Barbie Store Fashion pop-up is now open at Liverpool ONE.
Debenhams participated in a Help for Heroes "40,000 strong" campaign by featuring ‘live’ mannequins in its window displays - including veteran amputees and fashion influencers. The live mannequins included five veterans and family members who have been supported by Help for Heroes

Retail Gazette Loves: Debenhams’ Help for Heroes “live” mannequins

Debenhams participated in a Help for Heroes "40,000 strong" campaign by featuring ‘live’ mannequins in its window displays.

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