Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Friday 11 March 2022

To all of our customers,

Over the last week we have witnessed scenes of unimaginable suffering in Ukraine.

Our customers and our Partners (employees) have shown extraordinary generosity. Together with our matched contributions, we have so far raised more than £1.2m for the British Red Cross. It’s not too late to contribute via this link.

This money will be used to provide food, first aid, medicine, shelter and warm clothing for those still in Ukraine and those who are fleeing for their lives.

We are also providing practical help to the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain by offering Partner volunteers to support their work.

My heartfelt thanks go to all of you who have donated so far. 



About the John Lewis Partnership

The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is the largest employee-owned business in the UK and amongst the largest in the world, with approximately 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. For all intents and purposes, the Partnership is a social enterprise; the profits made are reinvested into the business - for customers and Partners. John Lewis operates 34 shops plus one outlet across the UK as well as Waitrose has 331 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 59 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. Our omnichannel business includes the online grocery service,, as well as specialist online shops, including for wine and for plants and flowers.


John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis and Waitrose press office
Tel: 01344 825080