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On September 11th, youngsters from and around Longwell Green had the opportunity to gain the skills they needed to get back into work when they visited ASDA Longwell Green as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle youth unemployment The MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore and the job centre plus attended the work club. At the end of the session - which included a tour around the store, an ASDA colleague's journey from employment to managemnent and advice on getting through the application stage - the particpants were given a certificate of attendance.
Over the bank holiday weekend, Asda Longwell Green supported BUST, the local charity that raises money for the Bristol Breast Care Centre. They raised an incredible £1,206. This money will help to buy brand new machinery, which will help to detect breast cancer earlier.
The winners of the May/June Chosen by you, Given by us scheme were Oldland Common Youth Club. They were presented their winning cheque by Asda Longwell Green's Julie Hudd, at the Youth Centre.
On Monday 4th August, 100 years since the start of World War 1, Asda Longwell Green held a two minutes silence of remembrance. The trumpeter from the Oldland Brass Band signalled the beginning of the silence, as featured in the picture, with an emotional performance of The Last Post. The Ode of Remembrance was also recited Mr Graham Downing, a member of the Oldland Branch of the Royal British Legion.
It's the return of Kids Fun Fridays, the remedy for boredom for kids during the summer holidays. Children got creative with crafts, having lots of fun making mosaics.
With prizes galore, it was the long awaited return of the Tickled Pink Tombola. Kids and grown ups tried their luck, with many successful, in plucking the winning ticket from the turning Tombola drum.
Longwell Green supported their local food bank, The Matthew Tree Project, by participating in a food collection for the 'Bristol against Hunger' week.