Shoppers give £1,200 boost to Action Medical Research
Shoppers at the Horsham branch of John Lewis have helped to raise £1,227 for Action Medical Research through its Community Matters scheme.
The children’s charity, which has its main offices in North Parade, was among the beneficiaries of the store’s charitable giving programme in July; it also benefitted from a token collection at Waitrose in April which raised a further £405.
Action Medical Research has spent more than £115 million since it was founded in 1952, helping support some amazing medical breakthroughs that have helped save thousands of children’s lives and changed many more.
Some of the work it previously supported is now commonplace in medical care, such as the vaccines for polio and rubella, the use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy and the importance of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida. It is currently supporting research into meningitis, Down syndrome, epilepsy and premature birth, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.
Paula Ray, Action Medical Research’s Community Fundraising Manager for London and the south-east, said the fundraising was greatly appreciated.
“We’re grateful to all the staff and customers at John Lewis in Horsham who helped to raise this money which will help save and change the lives of sick babies and children,” she says.
For further information on how to support Action Medical Research please visit action.org.uk
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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. For more than 60 years we’ve helped pioneer ways to prevent disease and develop treatments benefiting millions of people. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths. But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can’t do it without you.
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About John Lewis:
John Lewis operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business. John Lewis, 'Best Clothing Retailer 2015’ , ‘Best Electricals Retailer 2015’ and Best Homewares Retailer 2015’'¹, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products - home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover - delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.
¹ Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2015