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Award for our Longwell Green store's support for the Poppy Appeal

February 07, 2019 10:57 AM

The Royal British Legion invited Susan Grant from our Longwell Green store in Bristol to a special awards evening to present her with a certificate thanking customers and colleagues for their support over the years.

The annual Poppy Appeal collection at the store has raised a grand total of £219,661.64 for the Royal British Legion since 2000.

Volunteers from the Bitton and Oldland branch are familiar faces at our Longwell Green store. A team of 40 volunteers including George Reynolds call in to sell poppies in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, while the branch's brass band call in to play for customres to raise awareness and funds.

George, who's 89, was a soldier in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He said: "The Asda customers are very generous at putting their hands in their pockets for us and we're very grateful for that.

"We have a nucleus of around 40 volunteers who do a few hours each during the Poppy Appeal, and the brass band definitely attracts the attention of customers and helps us raise money."

Susan, who's the store's community champion, said: "George is absolutely amazing. The customers here are incredibly generous and we were so proud to collect the award. It was a lovely evening."