Good causes benefit by £40,000 thanks to Asda Bearsden

Asda car park'Photo by Emma Mitchell'10/5/13

Asda car park'Photo by Emma Mitchell'10/5/13

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Asda Bearsden is celebrating after raising over £40,000 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 colleagues in the Bearsden store have spent 228 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 colleagues 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 £42,639 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 twelve months will be even better.”