A GLASGOW department store has created a meeting room for charities to use for free.
John Lewis Glasgow is trialing a new community initiative that will provide a dedicated community room for use by charities and community organisations.
The free resource will be available for events ranging from volunteer recruitment fairs and activity classes to regional meetings and staff training courses.
Kim Lowe, managing director of John Lewis Glasgow, said: “We take our role as an active member of the community seriously, and the community room is a simple idea designed to extend our support even further.
“With the current economic climate affecting charities and voluntary groups more than ever, we want to make sure that organisations with a genuine need have access to space at John Lewis.”
The scheme will be run by the store’s community liaison coordinator, who works with good causes in the
John Lewis Glasgow’s mentoring scheme with pupils from St Roch’s Secondary School has introduced over 70 pupils into the world of work and supported them in work experience placements.
The department store is also sponsoring three young athletes in their bid to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and sponsoring the sailing event at the Lanarkshire International Children’s Games in August 2011.
Want to know more?
Rita McLean, community liaison coordinator, 0141 353 7239