As part of its mission to ‘Make Christmas Better’, Asda elves – Antrim’s Community Champion Barbara Logan and Store Manager Robert Ryans paid a surprise visit to Betty Campbell from Templepatrick to recognise her decades of charity work as a ‘Hidden Hero’ in the local community.

Betty has been organising ‘The Ladies Lunch’ in the Templeton Hotel every year since 1989, with women travelling from as far as Dublin to attend. She was also the driving force behind Antrim Retirement Group’s annual tea dance and Christmas dinner for the past 17 years, with proceeds from all her events going to Macmillan Palliative Care at Antrim Area Hospital.

“I can’t believe I’ve received a ‘Hidden Hero’ award from Asda,” said Betty,

“The work I do in the community really isn’t work – I love being busy and I enjoy every minute of it. I was so surprised to see Barbara and Robert at the front door with my hamper from the Asda Foundation – it means so much that they took the time to bring it to me. I’m 77 now and as long as I’m able, I’ll carry on organising events to help raise money. It gives me such pleasure to be able to bring people together for a cause that’s so close to my heart. A big thank you to Asda for making my day!”

Community Champion for Asda Antrim, Barbara Logan said,

“Betty is a true inspiration and her work throughout the year – not just at Christmas time means so much to the community. I’ve known Betty for years and her enthusiasm for the work she does to bring people together has never waned – she is a real local hero and we’re delighted to be able to surprise her today.”

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