There’s help in store for projects and people

Asda representatives present the cheque to the centre
Asda representatives present the cheque to the centre

Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre in Bellshill have cause to celebrate this week after they received a donation of £10,000 from the Asda Foundation.

The money will help with vital renovation works to the building and breathe new life into the community facility.

The centre is considered the hub of the Orbiston community but the building has been in need of repair for many years.

The money will be used to pay for the installation of automatic electric doors which will mean easier access to the centre as well as making it more secure.

The Asda Foundation is a charitable trust, established by Asda to support good causes which have gained the endorsement of the local community.

The Foundation’s work is administered through Asda’s ‘Community Life’ programme, an ongoing initiative to make the areas around Asda’s Scottish stores better places to live and work.

Fraser Stevenson, Asda Motherwell store manager said: “Giving back to the community is an integral part of the work we do at Asda.

“And it’s fantastic to see the difference the Asda Foundation grant will make to community members attending the many activities and services being delivered from the Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre.

“It’s clear to see that the centre is very important to the local community and we are glad to have been able to help out.”

Irene Gibson, manager of Orbiston Centre, commented: “We are very thankful to Asda for their financial support.

“Without the Asda Foundation grant, we simply couldn’t have renovated the centre.

“The grant will be used in a number of ways to make improvements to the facilities at the centre.”

Maureen Gallagher, Manager of older people service added: “As well as the funding, we value and appreciate the input from Asda staff to the older people’s day service.”