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John Lewis Watford donates £1,000 to Watford Citizens Advice Bureau

John Lewis Watford has donated £1,000 to their local Citizens Advice Bureau to help them continue their ‘Money-Wise’ Watford project, which supports young people with financial advice and education on money matters.

Contributing to the wellbeing of local communities is written into the Constitution of the John Lewis Partnership and branches of John Lewis can apply for funds for projects that will deliver significant measurable benefit and make a real difference to their local community.

Watford Citizen’s Advice is a volunteer based organisation and is the expert provider of high quality, up to date advice in Watford.

Sue Jessop, Project Manager said: “Citizens Advice Watford are delighted to be working with John Lewis. The grant will enable us to continue our Money-Wise Watford Project. A team of trained volunteers will deliver a programme of financial skills for life workshops to Watford secondary schools students (15-18 years) to help address the problem of spiralling level of personal debt in Watford”

Targeting this age group is key as many of them will be leaving home and will need to manage significant sums of money for the first time. The Citizens Advice Bureau will use the money to help establish and train a team of volunteers to deliver this initiative.

Jonathan Field, head of branch at John Lewis Watford said “It is brilliant to be able to offer financial support to such a great initiative. We have forged strong links with the Citizens Advice Bureau and were keen to fully support the Money-Wise initiative”.

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