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Asda Boston colleagues help community affected by floods

Our colleagues at Asda Boston have been supporting their local community following the devastating floods which left hundreds of properties under water.

Care packs

In the past week the store has donated items including food, drink, cleaning products and bedding.

The store’s Community Life Champion, Stephen Bromby, made up hundreds of care packs including tea, sugar, soup, bread, biscuits and cleaning products and delivered them to the worst affected areas with his colleagues. Stephen also sent out packs to local mums including nappies and duvets, and sent tinned food to Boston Foodbank as they were running low on supplies. So far the store has donated nearly £5,000 worth of food.

The Environment Agency and the Insurance Emergency Response Team have also held awareness days in the store’s car park encouraging customers to sign up to receive future flood warnings. Colleagues have also been collecting donations at the checkout for the Boston Flood Relief Appeal.

Stephen Bromby, Community Life Champion, said: “Customers, colleagues and the whole community have pulled together and have been so generous in donating to this much-needed local cause. Lots of colleagues have been getting involved and helping out in their own time delivering care packs around Boston. Thanks to everyone who has helped.”

Posted in Green Room News on 13 December 2013