A SUPERMARKET chain has made a substantial donation to support Age UK Wirral.
Asda believes in supporting local causes and helping to make a difference to your local community.
That is why they set up the Asda Foundation which, through a range of projects, supports good causes across the UK.
Asda Foundation is a charitable company, which was set up in 1988 to support local good causes chosen by its colleagues, and is funded by profits from the mid-week national lottery.
Myrtle Lacey, chief executive of Age UK Wirral, said: ‘‘We were absolutely delighted when Asda Foundation agreed to support our Meadowcroft Wellbeing Hub Project.
“Their donation of £20,302 has enabled us to alter and refurbish one whole wing of the building to provide a new Active Age Centre offering excellent bright new facilities for a whole range of activities such as IT classes, arts and crafts, exercise groups and yoga, aimed at keeping people fit and well.
“Whilst the focus is on people over 50, we hope this will be a resource for the whole commu- nity. It has been wonderful to have the practical support of Asda staff, too, which is evidence of their real commitment to their local community.
“Community Life Champion of Asda Bromborough, Helen-Louise Šestan-Burton: said: “It has been a privilege to work alongside the many volunteers at Meadowcroft and see the building progressively transform.
“I am deeply proud to have been able to help facilitated the cheque granted by the Asda Foundation and I look forward to continuing support on such worthy community project.”
Store manager Gary Bruce said: “We are proud to be associated with The Meadowcroft project and always enjoy the opportunity to give back to our local community.”