Asda raises £17,000!

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A local supermarket has turned the tables and has been handing out the cash after raising a massive £17,000 this year.

Asda Arbroath has raised the money for both local and national charities and organisations with a series of events and activities both in-store and in the wider the community.

This month sees the first birthday of ‘Community Life’, the supermarket’s commitment to supporting local life for customers and the wider community.

As well as the money raised, Asda colleagues in the Arbroath store have spent 153 hours volunteering out in their communities.

Stores themselves have also been used as community centres, free of charge.

Community Life was launched with the aim of making a positive impact to the area around each 
store.

On top of seeing store colleagues fund-raise, litter pick, plant and cook, Asda’s  ‘chosen by you, given by us’ activity has seen customers nominate then vote for three local not for profit organisations to receive a tiered donation every two months.

Colin Pearse, regional operations manager for Asda stores in east Scotland, was delighted with the efforts and the amount of cash raised by the Arbroath store.

And he praised all the staff for their hard work in helping local and national causes.

He said: “For the store to raise £17,000 is a great result.

“We’re all very proud to reach this milestone and to celebrate with our friends in the community.

“It’s been an exciting year and we feel like we’ve achieved a great deal thanks to our customers and the wider community joining in. They’ve really got behind the initiative, which has meant we’ve been able to do more and help more groups.

“Hopefully the next 12 months will be even better.”

To find out more or get involved in Community Life please visit your local Asda store.