Eight-year-old Lucas uses birthday money to buy goods for local food bank

March 17, 2021

A huge thank you to eight-year-old Lucas Waddell who selflessly used £40 of his birthday money at our Worksop store to buy food and essential items for his local food bank.

His mum Natalie, a regular customer at the store, said: "Lucas is such a caring and passionate boy and we're all so proud of him.

"We always give to the food bank and his school, Norbridge Academy, also supports it too. About two weeks before his birthday he asked family and friends if, instead of presents, he could have money so he could buy food for the food bank.

"At 9.15am on his birthday morning we were in Asda filling a trolley up. He really enjoyed it, trying to get as much food for the money as we could. He got things just for kids too like Easter eggs and Peppa Pig pots of spaghetti. I was close to tears going round with him."

At the end of their shop they met up with our store's community champion Emma Bradbury and put the groceries into our Fight Hunger Create Change trolley for Bassetlaw Foodbank.

Emma said: "I know the community of Worksop are super-proud of your amazing gesture Lucas – I know we are at Asda Worksop. You are an amazing young man and we'd all like to thank you for generosity. We hope you had a lovely birthday!"

Robert Garland, the food bank manager, thanked Lucas for his kindness and generosity.

He said: "What he's done is amazing, and it's wonderful to see. The food bank is always grateful for any support from the Bassetlaw community but to see someone so young taking an interest in supporting their local community is just fantastic."

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