Asda way to spread Christmas cheer

STAFF at Motherwell’s Asda store helped to spread some Christmas cheer by packing festive hampers for young homeless people.

The supermarket teamed up with North Lanarkshire Council’s children and families team for the initiative.

Senior officer Caroline Wallace explained: “Each year we arrange grocery hampers for young homeless people who had previously been looked after by the council.

“We approached Asda to see if they could help and they agreed to shop on our behalf and make the hampers, which contain groceries such as tinned foods or packets of noodles.

“Each one also gets a wee treat in the shape of some hot chocolate and a selection box.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone at ASDA for their support, because without their help we probably wouldn’t have managed it.”

The 70 hampers were paid for through the children and families budget and were distributed throughout North Lanarkshire.