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Dewsbury colleagues present donations and gifts to local community at Christmas

January 02, 2018
Dewsbury donation one

Colleagues from our Dewsbury store have been busy spreading festive cheer this Christmas – handing out donations worth more than £27,000 from the Asda Foundation to local good causes.

They presented St Mary's Community Centre in Mirfield with a cheque for £19,826.54 to pay for much-needed repair work at their centre, while Downs and Special Friends received a surprise grant of £6,000. Read more about the group's fantastic reaction here.

Friends of Crow Nest Park received a £400 donation towards their Christmas event, while Batley Homeless Project picked up a £300 cheque to help them provide sleeping bags and clothes to people in need.

Through the quarterly in-store Green Token Giving customer vote, which supports local groups and good causes, colleagues also donated £500 to Specialist Autism Services, £200 to Hollybank Trust and £200 to Yorkshire Down Syndrome Group (pictured here visiting the store to collect their cheque).

Colleagues also donated toys and food donated by customers through the Give A Little Gift appeal.

The store's community champion Sharon Kingswood said: "We had the best Christmas ever, changing a lot of people’s lives in our community for the better – and we can’t wait to do even more in 2018.

"Thanks to the generous support of our colleagues and customers, we were able to donate gifts to Mirfield Gift Appeal, toys and food to Dewsbury Cares, toys to the children’s assessment unit at Dewsbury District Hospital and food to Batley food bank.

"We also donated several hampers to local schools for their Christmas fairs and visited care homes to hand out mince pies with our MP Paula Sherriff."