The last eighteen months have been incredibly challenging for many people in the UK. Throughout this time, the Asda Foundation and Community Champions have worked with dedication and perseverance to support local communities. Below are some examples of how we have helped maintain community support throughout lockdown and the pandemic.
Colleagues from our Warrington store worked hard to ensure that necessities such as food, toiletries, clothing, and cleaning products were available to those affected by Storm Christoph. 6 Emergency Hubs were opened for locals to get the items and support they needed. Liz Cotterill, the Community Champion at our Warrington store, over saw the aid efforts and is proud of her team of colleagues.
Urban Outreach received a Healthy Holiday cheque for £500. This will allow them to make and deliver healthy packed lunches to the children who normally receive free school meals across the Borough of Bolton during October Half Term Holiday.
Asda Cardiff Bay
MHA Ty Gwyn Nursing Home
Ty Gwyn Nursing Home received £500 from Asda Foundation. The funding allowed them to purchase personal hygiene items for the residents to help relieve some financial strain from the care home as well as keep their residents extra safe.
Beaconhill Primary School
The funding has made a huge difference to the school with stationery, which will be used on a daily basis in the classroom. The school are amazed at how Asda Cramlington, with help Foundation, supports the Community and would like to thank us very much!
Asda Donnington Wood
Stay - Supported Living & Homeless Project
Cat and her colleague Aimee from Stay popped in store to say thank you for the kind donation of £600 which will help to support people in our community who need a helping hand.
Cat said the donation was a tremendous help and made a big difference to people’s lives.
Asda St Helens
John Smith’s Helping Hands Dementia Group
It was with great pleasure that Gaynor, the Community Champion at St Helen's store, was able to present the £300 on behalf of the Asda Foundation to John Smith Loving Arms Dementia Group.
Love Barrow Families
Love Barrow Families visited their Asda store to pick up trolleys full of food, hygiene and wellbeing products. These will be made up into packs to help members of their local community who need extra. Alison, the group's lead social worker, expressed their gratitude and appreciation of Asda Barrow's continued support and to the Asda Foundation for enabling them to reach out and support the local community.