Here's our Newark store's community champion Sinead Hinch presenting the wonderful team at Coddington Village Hall with an Asda Foundation grant of £7,500 to help refurbish the building.
The donation means the hall committee will be replacing second-hand donated kitchen units with new units, worktops and plinths, along with replacing the fridge and cooker.
Isobel Turner, one of trustees of the village hall, said: "Being given the Asda Foundation grant has really cheered up all the trustees and friends of the hall.
"For some time, we have been looking out for a grant that we are eligible for; so many have been aimed towards Covid and well-being, rather than doing physical improvements such as ours. Although well equipped, our assorted kitchen units are well overdue for updating and will give a modern, co-ordinated appearance to the hall."
The hall is well used week-in-week-out by a variety of groups – Brownies, the WI, a history group, an art class and bee keeping courses to name a few.
Sinead said: "It's exciting to have the opportunity to make an impact on the local area. I am looking forward to following the progress of the refurbishment and getting involved where possible. I'm excited to see the updated kitchen when it has been finished."
And store manager Karl Carthew added: "It is the first time I have been involved with an Asda Foundation grant of this amount and I am excited to see the final result. It is very rewarding to help the local community and help transform the space in the village hall."
Asda Foundation Spaces and Places grants, which range from £5,000 to £25,000, will go towards transforming community spaces to bring people together and combat social isolation.