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Community champions help groups get set for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

May 17, 2022 11:06am
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With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee fast approaching, our community champions have been busy arranging funding from the Asda Foundation so that local groups, charities and schools can celebrate the landmark occasion in style.

Pictured above is Emma Bradbury, the community champion at our Worksop store, who presented Beki from Poplars Church, Worksop, with an Asda Foundation cheque for £1,460, which will help to fund their celebrations.

Emma said: " This event is free for all of our community to come together and enjoy. It will have a delicious BBQ, bouncy castles, games, refreshments and much more."

And our Gloucester store's community champion Fay, pictured above, was delighted to present the team at The Family Haven with an Asda Foundation cheque for £508 for their Jubilee celebration. She said: "The children could not be more excited, and we cannot wait to pop in and help them celebrate this royal engagement."

Our Swindon Haydon store's community champion Jane Atkin, pictured below, got the Union flags out when she presented Michaela from Pinetrees Community Centre with an Asda Foundation cheque for £1,325 for their Jubilee street party on June 3.

Jane said: "It's a real chance to get the local community together on this very special weekend."

https://www.facebook.com/1152693841453829/posts/5479682682088235And our Blackwood store's community champion Lucie Brown, below, was happy to pop along to Llancaeach Primary School to present them with a £500 cheque from the Asda Foundation to help them celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.
https://www.facebook.com/1280857285263259/posts/5735670273115249Sam D'Souza, below, community champion at our Hayes store, suggested a Jubilee garden party for Hayes and Harlington Community Centre and helped them apply for a £900 grant from the Asda Foundation.

Sam said: "The money will help towards some improvements to the kitchen and hall too, that many of our local groups use. All these groups are invited to the Jubilee party and will give an opportunity for them to meet for the first time. An exciting day is planned."

Care home residents in the Radcliffe area have already had a Jubilee party thanks to a £325 Asda Foundation grant given to Radcliffe Rotary Club, pictured below. Tammie Wakefield, community champion at our Radcliffe store, said: "They had such a great time with lots of dancing and singing this wouldn't of been possible without the grant."

https://www.facebook.com/asdaradcliffe/posts/2908955542735898Amy Openshaw, below, the community champion at our Clacton-on-Sea store, was only too happy to present an Asda Foundation cheque for £1,050 to Clacton Concert Orchestra so they can put on a Jubilee event in the Princes Theatre on May 29.

Amy said: "I'm very much looking forward to supporting them on the day."

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