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

By Asda Community Team

February 7, 2019 10:57am
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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.

Asda Longwell Green's Poppy Appeal fundraising recognised
Susan with Sue and George from the Royal British Legion

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."

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