Shoppers at Chelmsley Wood Asda raise £500 for Age UK Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Shoppers at Chelmsley Wood Asda raise £500 for Age UK Solihull

Solihull Editorial 17th Feb, 2020   0

SHOPPERS at Asda’s Chelmsley Wood store have helped raise £500 for Age UK Solihull.

The older people’s charity was one of three involved in the supermarket/s Green Tokens scheme for December 2019.

Shoppers could collect a token when paying for their items, and ‘vote’ for their favourite cause by dropping it in the relevant charity’s tube.

Age UK Solihull finished the month in second place, and as Asda had doubled their donations to mark Asda Foundation’s 30th birthday, this meant the charity was awarded £500 instead of the usual £250.

The store’s Community Champion, Medina Chambers, presented the cheque to Age UK Solihull volunteers last week at the charity’s North Solihull lunch club.

The Marston Green Tavern Lunch Club, or “Club MG”, takes place every Tuesday. Older people who may be lonely or isolated enjoy a hot meal, entertainment and activities, as well as the opportunity to get out and socialise.

Lorraine Hart, Fundraising Manager at Age UK Solihull, said, “We were delighted to receive this generous donation. We are grateful to Asda Chelmsley Wood, and to all the shoppers who voted for us with their tokens. The money will all stay in Solihull to help us to provide our services for local people who need us, including those who are lonely or isolated.”

Medina Chambers, Community Champion at Asda Chelmsley Wood, said: “We are really proud to be able to continually support the local charity groups in our area. At Asda, we’re always thrilled when customers’ chosen good causes benefit from these vital funding boosts and we get to raise awareness of what they do.

“It’s great to see Age UK Solihull, right on our doorstep, benefit from the £500 donation, double the normal amount as we celebrated the Asda Foundation’s 30th Birthday.”

Age UK Solihull is a local charity that offers advice, information and practical support to the older people in the borough through services including befriending, social clubs, gentle exercise classes and home support.

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