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Astro helps John Lewis raise £250k for Leeds Community Foundation

Astro was pleased to sponsor the John Lewis Charity Golf Day which raised £250k for both the Leeds Community Foundation and John Lewis Foundation. The event took place on 3 September at Winter Hill Golf Club in Berkshire.

Astro has supplied lighting to John Lewis for more than 15 years.

The John Lewis Foundation was launched in 2010 and addresses issues faced by its supplier communities overseas with a particular focus on the cotton growing community in India.

For example, following a successful pilot with Geosansar in India, the Foundation is rolling out financial literacy training and access to a bank saving accounts scheme to another 45 Indian factories over a three year period. The programme will directly benefit 10,800 low-income workers, with almost 100,000 estimated to benefit indirectly.

The goal of the Leeds Foundation is to create a healthier, happier Leeds, to make hardship and inequality things of the past and help grass roots projects to blossom.

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