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Pupils from the Queen Elizabeth Junior Grammar School raised £460 for the foodbank in December. The pupils chose our store and purchased non-perishables and donated to the foodbank. Nick Hartshorne-Evans, Chief Executive of Pumping Marvellous, arranged for the youngsters to visit our store. Well done to everyone who helped.
Shadsworth Community Centre held a poetry reading and listening at the centre. The poet Bill Leach, a local and resident of Shadsworth took 5 years to write 650 poems. These were very interesting to listen and more to follow said all. Pictured left to right standing are Trudy Bostock, John Duxbury junior, and Councillor Ron O'Keefe. Seated left to right are Rachel Clarke, Ken Donlon, Joe Hutt, Poet Bill Leach, John Duxbury senior, Kathleen Walsh and Pam Leach (no relation to Poet Bill Leach)
We held a raffle draw for Valentine's Day raising funds for the British Heart Foundation, and I approached the Owen who were very pleased to assist in drawing the winning ticket for the hamper Young Jessica drawing the ticket, Olivia calling Julie Khansia (winner), brother Stanley watching with dad Richard Owen. Richard was very delighted for his children to have been asked, carrying out the honours. Julie was delighted to hear of her winnings as she's another who never wins, but always contributes to any of the fundraising that we hold. Thanks to the Owen family and all that bought or donated for this charity fundraising.
Lego Half Term Activity At Asda Blackburn the Children at half term enjoyed the Lego Mini figure activity. They carried out and made their own magnetic life size figures, by using different cardboard cut outs and posed with their finish. All those that participated also received a Lego Robo DJ mini figure to take away home and they also entered the Asda competition Pictured left to right are Ivet Yordanova(Momentum)with Ben Greenhalgh with sister Grace Greenhalgh and Naomi Schofield(Momentum) Thanks for participation and the two momentum colleagues with delivering the activity
British Heart Foundation Fundraising The Local British Heart Foundation Clothing and Furnishing joined forces together raising funds for the charity and raised in the region £476.Our special guest Hearty Heart joined us bringing joy to both the customer and staff at Asda Blackburn. Pictured left to right are volunteer Joanne Hartley, Hearty Heart with young Keira Wilson donating and posing. Both the furnishing store Diane Duncan and Clothing Ruth Craig were delighted with the support and donations. They would also like to give their thanks to all that supported this event
Christine Preston and her colleague Stacy Scott came in store to talk to our customers about the benefits of becoming a carer/support worker. Both Christine and Stacy were delighted to be joined by colleague Michael who helped to raise awareness about the Shared Lives charity.
Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Kidney Care Appeal Fundraiser Mayor Salim Mulla contact me to see we could assist and support this fundraiser for his chosen charity. In attendance was the Mayoress Sayeeda and various dignitaries. This fundraiser was held at Audley Community Centre, where is was filled with various stalls compromising of food, cakes, clothing, arts and crafts, Henna painting, bouncy castle, barbeque, with various raffle prizes to be won very hour. Food glorious food including pickles it was like mini India, mouth watering, wouldn't need to cook tonight. All the food was homemade by family and friends of the Mayor and Mayoress. I was on the refreshment stall, selling pop, water etc, and finally ended up with our balloon pump blowing them up, another knotting them and finally another selling them. The event was well attended by the public and raised £3500, which would all go towards the purchase of the machines. Pictured here Rizwan Haji with his wife Nafisa Haji with her prize, Mayor Salim Mulla, Farook Mulla and his daughter Kulsum Mulla with her prize. Both Mayor Salim and Mayoress Sayeeda were surprised and delighted with the support from the volunteers and the funds raised at the venue
Here are some of our team at the British Heart Foundation Morning Coffee Fundraiser. Colleagues baked and brought savouries and cakes which raised £130. Mark Hill, our new Store Manager, managed to bake a mean strawberry sponge cake which went to birthday-girl Hafiza (far right of image).