Asda raises £20k for local causes

Asda Girvan is celebrating after raising almost £20,000 for local and national charities and organisations over the past 12 months.

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 workers in the Girvan store have spent 72 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 workers fundraise, 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.

Jason Martin, regional operations manager for Asda stores in West Scotland, said: “For the store to raise £19,089 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.”

As well as the money raised, Asda staff at Girvan have also spent 72 hours volunteering out in their communities – from visiting schools and community groups to helping clean up local areas during the big litter pick.