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Local charity receives £20K funding boost from Asda Foundation

A local charity in Bristol has received a generous donation of £20,721 from the Asda Foundation, which will help connect the people of Bristol to their food, environment and local community.

St Werburghs City Farm provides high-quality opportunities through education and training to engage the local community, especially those that are socially and economically disadvantaged, by equipping them with the skills, support and space to lead healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyles.

The application to the Asda Foundation by St Werburghs City Farm was supported by store colleagues at the Asda store at East Street in Bristol.

The donation will be put towards renovating teaching spaces and other community facilities, as the Farm continues to support an informed, healthy and cohesive community to live, learn and play in harmony with its environment.

Peter Kellett, chair of trustees at St Werburghs City Farm, said: We are so grateful to the Asda Foundation for supporting our project as we strive to improve our facilities and ultimately, the services we offer. With four sites and a range of projects, we need support and cannot thank the Asda Foundation enough for their continued support.”

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation is a registered charity that aims to have a positive impact on local communities, making independent grants to provide support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues throughout the UK.

It funds charitable projects and activities what have the ability and potential to achieve change for the better – with the aim of making a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there, both now and in the future.

Julie Ward, Asda Foundation manager, said: “We see the Foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us. That’s why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved, sharing their passion and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects across the UK.

“Supporting smaller, local applications such as St Werburghs City Farm is really important to us – and we hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Bristol.”

To find out more about the Asda Foundation, or eligibility for submitting a funding application, please contact the Community Life Champion at your local Asda store, or go to: http://charities.asda.com/asda-foundation/