Supermarket pledge to give cash to community

Asda are launching new campaign to offer labour and cash to local community groups/clubs ' 'LOCATION: Asda Depot, Elmsall Way, South Elmsall'Pictured: Cllr Wilf Benson and General manager of depot Nigel Price.
Asda are launching new campaign to offer labour and cash to local community groups/clubs ' 'LOCATION: Asda Depot, Elmsall Way, South Elmsall'Pictured: Cllr Wilf Benson and General manager of depot Nigel Price.

A SUPERMARKET giant pledged to improve the community as it launched a new campaign on Monday.

Asda announced it will invest hundreds of pounds and many hours of labour into making the Express area a nicer place to live.

They have promised to give community groups, charities, various clubs, and schools their cash and time to improve areas.

Nigel Price, general manager at the Asda depot, on Elmsall Way, South Elmsall, said it was their way of giving back to the community.

He said: “We always support the big charities but what we are trying to break it down so we are able to help people locally.

“If schools need a room painting or a garden tidying up we will get someone there to do it. We are offering cash and labour to benefit the community.”

Mr Price said he was glad the company had offered the initiative as he thought it was important for businesses to get involved in the area they live.

Coun Wilf Benson cut the ribbon to launch the event and said he was proud to be there.

He said: “It is fantastic that Asda will be spending money in our area. It was an honour to be there. I look forward to seeing community groups benefit from this scheme.”

Chief executive of Asda, Andy Clarke said: “Asda has a proud history of supporting the local communities we serve. This focus defines the way we work and the way we do business. It not only helps us do a better job as a business, it is also the right thing to do.”

To apply for funding, or for more information, e-mail Lsausse.s04519@asda.co.uk or call 01997 461300.