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We're helping the community with money raised from bag charges

We raised £285,437.67 for charity and good causes through the sale of single use bags at our stores in Wales last year.

Bag for Life

We introduced the 5p charge for single use carrier bags in October 2011 after the Welsh Assembly Government passed legislation to reduce carrier bag usage. We are pleased to report that not only have our customers used fewer bags for their shopping, they have also supported some fantastic causes in their local communities with the money raised from the sale of carrier bags.

Colleagues from each store chose which charities and good causes to support in their local community.

Single use bags record 07 April 2012 – 06 April 2013:

Number of chargeable bags supplied 6,850,504
Total amount received from the 5p charge £342,525
Total VAT £57,087
Net proceeds of the charge donated to local good causes in Wales £285,437.67


Local Good Causes and Proceeds donated by Asda stores in Wales 7th April 2012 to 6th April 2013.

Store Charity name Total Reporting Period
Queensferry St John's Ambulance £2,209.02 April 12 - May 12
DASU £14,014.44 June 12 - April 13
Caerphilly Tom's Dream £1,663.96 April 12 - May 12
Caerphilly Children's Centre £1,905.89 June 12 - July 12
Miners Memorial Aber Valley Heritage £8,646.96 August 12 - April 13
Wrexham Nightingale House Hospice £1,802.81 April 12 - May 12
Hope House £11,772.24 June 12 - April 13
Cardiff Bay Christian Lewis Trust £1,497.46 April 12 - May 12
Crichton House £9,972.93 June 12 - April 13
Merthyr Tydfil Rhymney Juniors Football Club £2,173.71 April 12 - May 12
Helping Hand Merthyr £2,638.00 June 12 - July 12
Stephen and George Centenary Charitable Trust £10,054.88 August 12 - April 13
Cwmbran Torfaen Canal Volunteer Group £7,140.80 June 12 - April 13
CHYPS Gwent Cancer Support £1,691.08 April 12 - May 12
Tonypandy St George's Church £6,214.47 August 12 - April 13
Family Friendship £1,166.84 April 12 - May 12
Cambrian Coltz £1,811.96 June 12 - July 12
Brynmawr Wales Air Ambulance £8,017.64 June 12 - April 12
Nevill Hall Hospital £1,345.30 April 12 - May 12
Shrewsbury (Home shopping deliveries into Wales) Keep Wales Tidy £743.50 April 12 - April 13
Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire Cancer Support £2,823.00 June 12 - April 13
2nd Pembroke Castle Scout Group £2,823.00 June 12 - April 13
Braveheart Programme £828.68 April 12 - May 12
Llangefni Keep Wales Tidy £5,366.55 June 12 - April 13
Alaw Ward - North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre £885.52 April 12 - May 12
Pwllheli Wales Air Ambulance £4,322.36 June 12 - April 13
Ysgol Feithrin Pwllheli - Children's Playgroup £574.64 April 12 - May 12
Newport The Wallich £958.12 June 12 - April 13
Youth Cancer Trust £958.12 April 12 - May 12
Gorseinon Forget Me Not Dementia Day Club £2,929.31 August 12 - April 13
RSPCA Llys Nini Animal Welfare Centre £627.08 April 12 - May 12
Cancer Information Support Service £876.04 June 12 - July 12
Bridgend Southerndown SLSC £12,762.30 June 12 - April 13
Friends of Heronsbridge School £2,125.24 April 12 - May 12
Leckwith Road North Ely Youth and Community Centre £9,248.16 June 12 - April 13
Remix Youth Forum £1,207.11 April 12 - May 12
Asda Living Casnewydd St Anne's Hospice £2,947.10 June 12 - April 13
Royal Gwent Hospital Special Care Baby Unit £253.19 April - May 12
Asda Living Island Green Wrexham Maelor Hospital £2,456.48 June 12 - April 13
Dynamic £284.01 April 12 - May 12
Asda Living Broughton Claire House Hospice £3,275.72 April 12 - April 13
Asda Living Trostre Parc Cariad £2,098.66 June 12 - April 13
Wales Air Ambulance £345.88 April 12 - May 12
Asda Living Llantrisant Velindre £2,579.01 June 12 - April 13
Royal Glamorgan Hospital £321.44 April 12 - May 12
Maesteg Caerau Development Trust £2,798.23 June 12 - April 13
Nantyfyllon Primary School £345.48 April 12 - May 12
Bangor Special Olympics £798.04 April 12 - May 13
Ysatalyfera Ysgol-Y-Wern Primary School £1,280.28 April 12 - April 13
Swansea Tree of Hope £8,212.91 October 12 - April 13
Aidan Rosser's Journey - Boy with Swan Syndrome £2,823.02 April 12 - May 12
Love for Lilli £3,021.98 June 2012 - July 2012
Friends of the Young Disabled £2,802.64 August 12 - September 12
Blackwood Blackwood Food Bank £10,563.89 June 12 - April 13
Cancer Care Line £1,828.84 April 12 - May 12
Hereford (Home shopping deliveries into Wales) Keep Wales Tidy £63.50 April 12 - April 13
Aberdare FADS £6,224.29 August 12 - April 13
Maes-y-Deri £1,719.88 April 12 - May 12
Rowntree Cancer Care £2,063.89 June 12 - July 12
Rhyl Kimnel Bay Church £9,074.91 August 12 - April 13
Ysgol Llywelyn School £1,786.80 April 12 - May 12
Action for Children - Rhyl £2,642.79 June 12 - July 12
Cardiff Heath Hospital £9,505.23 June 12 - April 13
Velindre Cancer Centre £1,548.71 April 12 - May 12
Pentwyn Alzheimers Society £7,295.07 June 12 - April 13
Bobath Children's Therapy Centre £1,605.63 April 12 - May 12
Llanelli Age Concern £5000.00 June 12 - April 13
Wales Air Ambulance £3,149.23 June 12 - April 13
Llanelli Mind £2.032.78 April 12 - May 12
Flint Wales Air Ambulance £1,097.36 June 12 - April 13
Flint RNLI £155.63 April 12 - May 12
Holyhead Try a Sail £3,014.96 June 12 - April 13
Ysol Thomas Ellis £552.88 April 12 - May 12
Caernarfon GISDA £1,616.62 June 12 - April 13
Ysgol Pendalar School £379.71 April 12 - May 12
Llandudno Conway Road Keep Wales Tidy £1,736.09 June 12 - April 13
Llandudno Junction Play Group £363.60 April 12 - May 12
Newport Duffryn High School £9,717.69 June 12 - April 13
St Anne's Hospice £2,357.08 April 12 - May 12
Llandudno Neighbourhood Watch £6,848.84 August 12 - April 13
The Ace Place £1,659.68 April 12 - May 12
Conway Whales Swimming Club £2,018.12 June 12 - July 12


Click here for 1st October 2011 to 6th April 2012 Single Use Bag information.

Posted in About Asda on 16 May 2013