'asda' be good news! Shoppers raise cash for Burnham groups
good causes in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week benefited
from a new fundraising scheme at Asda's Highbridge store.
supermarket is encouraging customers to vote for their favorite
groups by dropping tokens into collecting boxes - and those that
attract the most receive a cash donation.
Friends of Burnham-On-Sea War Memorial Hospital has received the
most tokens during the scheme's first month and Tony Deahl,
who is Chairman of the group, is pictured receiving a £100
donation from the store's Community Life
Champion, Kim Blyth.
Burnham Dreamscheme and Highbridge's King Alfred Boxing Club also
received £25 each for taking part in the vote. All three
groups were very grateful for the opportunity to be involved with
the first vote.
Kim told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I was pleased with the success
of the first vote and was very impressed with how customers have
taken the initiative on board. Asda strives to support the local
community around each store and get the whole community involved.
This allows many different causes the chance to not only raise
funds, but also generate awareness."
To propose a local group or charity, pick up a nomination form
which can be found on the community board in the foyer of the