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Hafan Cymru awarded £676 by John Lewis’ Community Matters Scheme

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The Community Matters scheme is a charitable giving scheme that runs throughout John Lewis & Partners shops to help support local communities. We are thrilled to announce that John Lewis Cardiff have awarded Hafan Cymru £676! Customers are directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group receives, by using a token given to them at check-out to vote for the organisation they’d like to support.

We will use the fund to help run service user days, where we run fun activities (arts, dramas, competitions etc.), provide a free lunch and gather feedback from service users for future improvement. This year we even provided a family cookbook which was given out to service users, full of cost-effective, written tried and tested by our service users themselves.

These days are always very popular with our service-users and we feel they not only provide a much needed enjoyable day out for many vulnerable people and their families, they also have strategic relevance, where we can advocate for their concerns. Putting the money towards these type of activities benefits a larger number of our service users rather than concentrating specific help for just a few.

Thank you to John Lewis Cardiff and to all customers that voted!