Congratulations to 24-year-old security colleague Emily Pellicci from our Rushden store who's won an "unsung hero" award for her volunteering work in the community.
Emily was nominated for the Rushden Town Council Mayor's Award for the work she does with Off The Streets, a local anti-knife organisation.
The nomination, by the group, said: “Emily is a highly passionate individual who genuinely cares about her community and the other young people around her.
“Emily has helped organise bleed control training, organised events and fundraisers, and is a passionate advocate in reducing knife crime, not only in Rushden, but in the whole Northamptonshire county.”
Emily is currently studying psychology at college and aims to go to Trent University in Nottingham this September to study psychology and criminology.
She said: "I first got involved with Off The Streets about a year ago when I saw one of their knife amnesty bins and decided to get in touch with them to do some volunteering.
"We do things like knife sweeps where we take metal detectors to local parks and check for discarded knives and also do bleed training where we teach people what to do in the event of a stabbing – it could save someone's life.
"I have a passion for anti-knife crime and helping to stop young people from offending.
"I was shocked to get the award as I've never got one before; it's really nice to be recognised."
Asda Rushden's community champion Donna Watts said: "Emily is passionate about the work she does in the community. Well done Emily we are very proud of you and I look forward to working with yourself and the guys at Off The Streets soon."
IMP Team 22 Apr