ASDA gives back to the community

Besi Besemar December 7, 2012

Philip Derbyshire ASDA GSM (centre) presents cheques from left to right: Gary Pargeter from Lunch Positive £50, Helen Jones from MindOUT £200 and Maureen Ratcliffe and Julie Rawcliffe from Sussex Beacon £50.

ASDA Supermarket at Brighton Marina operate a ‘Chosen by you’ scheme to benefit local voluntary organisations. Every two months through their ‘colleague vocal group’ three similar charities are chosen for customers to decide who will receive cheques for £200 and two cheques for £50 each.

Nomination forms are available on the Community board in all ASDA stores throughout the country.

Every time a customer shops at ASDA they are given a token and they can put it in the tower of their favourite charity.

At the end two months the charity with the most tokens receives a cheque for £200 and the other 2 charities get a cheque for £50 each.

This month MindOut, the LGBT mental health project received a cheque for £200. Lunch Positive the HIV charity who provide a healthy meal for those who have and are affected by HIV every Friday at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church received a cheque for £50 as did the Sussex Beacon who also received boxes of mince pies for their Christmas Carol Service which is at St Paul’s Church in West Street on Tuesday, December 11 at 7.30pm.

The money comes from the ASDA Foundation and the scheme runs countrywide.  It is called `Chosen By You Given By Us’, and is a way that ASDA  gives something back to the community.