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    Solihull children set to benefit from John Lewis donations

    24th August 2023

    Solihull children set to benefit from John Lewis donations

    Solihull children are set to benefit from donations of a wide range of children’s products worth more than £4,000, donated by John Lewis Solihull.

    The products, which include car seats, push chairs, travel systems, along with bedding and nursery furniture and accessories, have been provided to the Council by the Solihull store. Families across the borough who are most in need are being gifted these essential items for bringing up children, from birth onwards.

    The donations will make a huge difference to families, who otherwise may not have been able to afford what are often expensive items. Beneficiaries will include looked after children, families who are fostering, low income families, adopted children and other residents with children who are identified as being in need.

    Cllr Michael Gough, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Skills, said: “This incredibly kind donation of children’s products by John Lewis Solihull, will be greatly received by more than twenty Solihull families. The cost of living crisis has affected us all, but has greatly impacted our more vulnerable and low income families, who regularly have to make difficult financial decisions, to make their household budget stretch further. These products which many people take for granted, will make a genuine difference for parents and carers across Solihull, to support their children on a day to day basis”.

    Sara Breen Community Liaison Co-ordinator, John Lewis Solihull, said: “We are delighted to be able to support local families with this donation of children’s goods. It’s important for us at John Lewis Solihull to support the community in whichever way we can”.

     

    L to R: Vicki Jones, Head of Branch – John Lewis Solihull, Michael Gough, Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Children’s Services and Skills, Iona Payne, Assistant Director – Children’s Safeguarding, Sara Breen, Community Liaison Co-ordinator – John Lewis
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