A NEW community charity programme has been launched by Asda Bearsden.
The aim of ‘Community Life’ is for customers to find out what is going on in their area and also to vote for one of three local charities nominated by the supermarket giant every two months.
Customers will get a token and be able to vote for their favourite cause.
The top charity will receive a first prize of £200, with second and third getting £50 each.
The first three charities are: Boclair Academy’s eco initiative, Drumchapel Family Learning Centre’s healthy eating exercise for kids programme and Castlehill Primary’s project to improve the school grounds with outdoor toys and games.
Helping to launch the Community Life Board were East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie, councillors, community police officers and organiser William Smith from the supermarket chain.
MP Jo Swinson, welcomed the new initiative, saying: “The Community Life initiative has opened up a number of great opportunities for residents.
“Asda has made office space available to local community groups to hold meetings, and have created ‘Chosen by You, Given By Us’ which lets customers choose the local causes Asda financially supports.
“The brand new notice board at the front of the store has news on all these opportunities, and William, the community champion, is also available to speak to customers and answer any questions.
For more information on placing a notice contact 0141 931 7900.