Community

A horse riding group which gives lessons to children and adults with disabilities has received a grant from the Asda Foundation, presented by Ballyclare Community Champion Claione Alderdice.

Claione presents the cheque

East Antrim Riding for the Disabled received £200 from the Green Token Giving Scheme which will help them continue to provide weekly riding lessons.

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Posted in Community on 27 March 2017
Community

A charity knitting group were delighted to receive an Asda Foundation grant from Larne Community Champion Catherine McCallion.

Catherine with the group

Catherine volunteers every week at the Age Concern Larne knitting group which is made up of local elderly ladies including 102-year-old Jean McCullagh.

Together they meet up to knit items for premature babies which are then sent to Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The £967 grant secures the group’s future for the next 12 months.

Posted in Community on 27 March 2017
Community

Asda Warrington’s Community Champion Liz Cotterill has been making some very special deliveries in the run up to Mother’s Day.

Liz with knitted hearts

She delivered 900 handmade hearts to nine neonatal units in Cheshire and Merseyside to give to mums whose babies were in hospital over Mother’s Day.

The hearts were knitted and crocheted by a team of big-hearted volunteers led by Liz as part of a national campaign by neonatal charity BLISS. The volunteers included 30 Asda colleagues as well as customers, friends, family and other supporters from the local community.

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Posted in Community on 27 March 2017
Community

A local football team have celebrated receiving a smart new kit thanks to an Asda Foundation grant.

Elaine and the team

Portadown Community Champion Elaine Livingstone presented a cheque to Oxford Sunnyside Youth Football Club under sevens at one of their training sessions.

The club, which is based in Lurgan, also used part of the £400 grant to buy new footballs.

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Posted in Community on 27 March 2017
Community

A grant from the Asda Foundation helped pay for a new kit for a junior rugby club in St Helens.

The team in their new kit with Gaynor in the background

Gaynor Winstanley, Community Champion at Asda St Helens, was invited to watch one of Pilkington Recs Under 8s’ training sessions after they used part of the £1,000 to buy the smart new strip.

Gaynor said: "I was invited to a training session so they could showcase their new kits. They were very excited, their little faces could not stop smiling.

“To me this is what the job is all about – making a difference in our communities.”

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Posted in Community on 24 March 2017