Asda scheme to help bring life back into community

IN IT TOGETHER . . . North Lanarkshire provost Tom Curley launches the Community Life campaign at Asda. (Ref: 120326-05).

IN IT TOGETHER . . . North Lanarkshire provost Tom Curley launches the Community Life campaign at Asda. (Ref: 120326-05).

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MOTHERWELL’S Asda store has launched a new initiative in a bid to help local groups with their fundraising efforts.

The Community Life campaign will see three groups picked every two months, with customers asked to vote for their favourite.

The cause with the most votes at the end of the two-month period will receive a donation of £200 from Asda, while the other two will receive £50 each.

The first three groups taking part in the initiative are - Keir Hardie Primary School, Newarthill; the Arthritis Support Group, Wishaw, and the Jack and Jill support group for children with special needs, based in Bellshill.

In addition Joann Shaw, Community Life colleague at Asda Motherwell, will fundraise in-store especially for a local cause once a month.

She said: “The Community Life campaign will see the store being used as a ‘community centre’.

“Customers will be given tokens at the checkouts which can be used to vote for any of the three nominated projects by putting them in one of the boxes at the back of the self-scan checkouts. They can also nominate causes by picking up a form in-store.

“In addition to the scheme, I will also be fundraising for a local cause on the last Saturday of every month.”