Peterhead Asda wins two fundraising awards

Asda Peterhead's community life champion, Kyla Scott with the fundraising awards
Asda Peterhead's community life champion, Kyla Scott with the fundraising awards

ASDA Peterhead is celebrating after winning two top awards for their charity fundraising.

They won the ‘Local Fundraising’ and ‘Tickled Pink’ awards after raising the most money out of all the Asda supermarkets.

The awards were presented to the team at the Community Life Award ceremony in Leeds earlier this year.

The total amount raised in store for 2012 was £36,336 and for the Tickled Pink cancer charity, they raised £4650 taking their yearly total to just over £40,000.

Asda Peterhead’s community life champion, Kyla Scott said: “We raised the money through bag packing and donation buckets at the checkouts.

“We would like to say a big thank you to our customers for their support because without them, winning these awards wouldn’t be possible.”

Asda are inviting people to nominate a local good cause to receive a donation from its own charity.

The appeal is called ‘Chosen by you...given by us’ which sees the Asda Foundation give £100 to the chosen charity and £25 to runners up.

Every month, the appeal features three new causes which are nominated by the public and Kyla is encouraging people to pop in store to pick up a leaflet at their community life board which is next to the checkouts.

The store would also like to remind everyone that their training room is also free to use for not-for-profit local organisations.

Those eligible include schools, skills trainers, homework clubs, health clubs, neighbourhood watch, teaching courses and community police events.

To find out more information about this offer please ask in store at customer services.

There is currently a Mothers Day raffle in store with all funds going towards Tickled Pink.