Community Festive Lunch with John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners Community Lunch Holborn Community Association 2019

Community Festive Lunch with John Lewis & Partners

Holborn Community Association this Christmas hosted a community festive lunch with the help of Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners.  

Throughout the UK Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners have been going into local communities to deliver festive cheer from volunteering at food banks, to lunches (like this one!) or inviting communities to do an activity in store.  

Melanie Barker, the Community Laison Co-ordinator at the Oxford Street store told us “6 of us came down today to help host a community festive lunch partnering with Waitrose. It is lovely to give back as working in-store can get so busy.  It’s great to remind ourselves what the festive season is all about – getting together, having a good chat and sharing good food! It’s a pleasure to play a small part in helping to keep this going”. 

Saira Hassan our Operations Manager says “big thank you to John Lewis for the Festive Feast, we had over 50+ people from our local community attending the event enjoying the delicious food and catching up with each other. I would also thank our lovely volunteers Mehwish, Hanna, Yasmeen and Rizwana for their help!” 


Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help