Three worthy causes are set to benefit from supermarket shoppers reports, NEIL HENDERSON.
A new ‘Community Board’ has been launched this week by the Glenrothes branch of ASDA as part of a new drive by the store to help benefit charities and good causes in the town.
And customers will be given the chance to vote for one of three chosen local charities by placing a counter, given when they purchase their shopping, in one of the designated boxes.
The three chosen causes are the Glenrothes Miners Charitable Society, the Y Create Project which helps teenagers and the Love Oliver Trust which raises funds and helps families cope with babies suffering from Cancer.
The official launch was conducted by Auchmuty and Dovecot Tenants Association chair, Davie Nelson who cut the ribbon watched by staff, customers and representatives of the three charities.
Store Manager, Allan Gibson said the board had already attracted a large amount of interest and added: “It’s fantastic that customers can directly influence our charity initiative.” The store’s Community Representative, Avril Dullea told the Gazette: “It’s a two month project, but we hope to make it a permanent fixture and we hope to involve a number of good causes in the coming weeks.
“Customers will get the chance to nominate a charity, post up messages and exchange information and hopefully make it a totally interactive fixture.”
The community board certainly proved a hit with shoppers, Susan Cox said: “I think it’s a great idea as people get to know more about the charities they are helping, which isn’t always the case, it’s just difficult voting for one as they all deserve to be supported.” Another customer, Julie Cathcart said: “It’s good that we can get to know a bit about what the store is doing for the local area and for charity and for people specifically in Glenrothes.
“I hope they can extend it beyond the two months that it’ll be running so everyone can benefit.”