Asda Foundation - South West

Local community swimming pool

This swimming pool is based in the local school but is accessible to the wider community at a low cost. It is also used by all the local schools and has been around for over 30 years but desperately needs repairs to stay open.

The donation from the Asda Foundation of £15,000 will be used to help repair the roof and other vital maintenance needed – the overall cost of these repairs is £50,000.

Posted in Asda Foundation - South West on 06 May 2013
Asda Foundation - South West

This is a project set up by Adam Fouracre who set up the charity group Stand Against Violence. This is his next project where he is trying to help stamp out kids turning to alcohol and violence and feels there is not enough facilities in the local area for the local youth.

He already has the support of many local businesses including Taunton Deane Council and the Avon and Somerset Police. The donation of £24,500 is to pay for the lease on the facilities and also equipment needed to run a café to give the local youths somewhere to go and for the volunteers to also offer support and advice if needed.

Posted in Asda Foundation - South West on 06 May 2013
Asda Foundation - South West

This is a local Bowling Club that was founded in 1928 and offers bowling at low cost – it is a community led bowling club. However, lately they have been getting younger users joining the club.

The 18-25 age group buy their own balls but they feel they cannot ask the younger children aged 8-13 to buy. The Asda Foundation has donated £2,035 and the club will now be in a better position to support all that wish to use the facilities.

Posted in Asda Foundation - South West on 06 May 2013
Asda Foundation - South West

George Shearing Centre

The George Shearing Centre in Clapham Junction has been operating since 1995 and is a popular community centre for the young people in the area. The youth centre is mainly used by 13 to 25 year olds and is open after school and during the school holidays.

They have recently had the hall re-painted but our donation of £9,200 will help them to buy new furnishings and other items needed to complete the sensory room – much needed by the children that use the facilities.

Posted in Asda Foundation - South West on 01 May 2013