25 January 2010
London Charity Launches “London Spree” Shopping Discount Card
With 20% Off, Giving Has Never Been So Rewarding
The Junior League of London (JLL), a London charity, is launching its third annual fundraising shopping event held on 4 – 28 March 2010. For a £30 contribution, shoppers receive a “London Spree” Shopping Card, entitling them to 20% discount at all participating retail partners across London.
Following previous success, and in honour of the JLL’s 25th anniversary of serving the London community, this year’s London Spree event has been extended to four weeks in March – cards are valid for purchases from participating vendors between 4 and 28 March 2010. Participating retailers represent a wide variety of offerings including: clothing, spas, fitness, restaurants and furniture. For a full list of participating retailers, please see Notes to Editor.
Purchases of the card will support JLL’s community programmes, targeted to break the cycle of poverty in London. The purchase of one London Spree card can cover the cost of an after-school tutoring session for at-risk children or a year’s worth of books for a young reader, while the purchase of two cards can pay for a Christmas gift hamper, filled with gifts and necessities for a family in need.
“We are very excited about the London Spree card and hope that Londoners will support this programme again this year. For a small contribution, you can save 20% at local shops, restaurants and other services. And while you are saving money, you will also be supporting our programmes in London as we help to make a difference to the lives of those in need,” said Sara Niedringhaus, President, Junior League of London.
To purchase a London Spree card, shoppers can log on to JLL’s website, www.jll.org.uk/londonspree or contact our office at 0207 499 8159. An up-to-date list of participating retailers (both alphabetical and by categories) and a map of retailer locations is also available on the site, as well as details on how retailers can sign up to participate.
NOTES TO EDITOR: About the Junior League of London
The Junior League of London is a UK registered charity comprised of women committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and active in London since 1978, the JLL has over 400 volunteer members who provide more than 20,000 hours of service to the community each year through dedicated programmes that support its vision of eliminating poverty and its effects in London. The JLL raises funds through a book for recent arrivals to the capital called Living in London, a week-long shopping event in the Spring (4-28 March 2010) called London Spree, a holiday fair entitled Boutique de Noel (November 2010), corporate giving, grants and membership subscriptions.
To learn more about the Junior League and its community projects, to buy a 2010 London Spree Card, to purchase a copy of Living in London, or to find out about the JLL’s next New Members’ Course for volunteers – visit www.jll.org.uk or phone the Junior League office on 020 7499 8159.
2010 London Spree Retailers (as of 24 January, 2010):
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Charles Tyrwhitt (5 locations)
Clear of Clutter
Doy – London
Dragons of Walton Street
Godiva (Kings Road)
Henry’s Bar+Cafe (Covent Garden)
Henry’s Bar+Cafe (Piccadilly)
Historic Royal Palaces
Joy of Colour
My Chocolate Limited
Oddono’s (South Kensington)
Partridges (Gloucester Road)
Partridges (Duke of York Square)
Radley (4 locations)
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Sophie Hunter Health & Beauty
St. Catherine’s Boutique
The Shirt Company
Susie Pringle Cashmere
Thomas Pink (10 locations)
Tortilla (4 locations)
ZSL London Zoo
Registered Charity Number: 1103298 Registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in England No 50456