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The Juice Community Project provides an invaluable service to its community, offering advice, community groups, food bank services and free play scheme during the school holidays. It is no wonder that they were the winners of the recent Chosen by you, Given by Us vote. Richard, Longwell Green's Community life Champion, visited the cause at their Fun in the Park play scheme - where children can enjoy arts and crafts, sporting activities and more - to present them with their winning cheque. Janice Suffolk (pictured above), the Project's manager, said: "This money will be help us to provide more activities for our free Fun in the Park play scheme, as well as help many others in our community."
After hearing the 'Dinosaur that pooped the past' on World Book Day, children were then inspired to create their own dinosaur. Here are a few of those dinosaurs.
Earlier this month we were joined by our local Marie Curie volunteers - formed in our community room - who were raising money for their annual Daffodil Appeal. They raised £2663.21. This will fund an amazing 133 hours of care from the Marie Curie nurses within the local area.
While judges were debating over which dog deserved the prestigious title of Best in show at Crufts last weekend, at ASDA Longwell Green there was no debate - the customers loved Angel, the ex-stray dog that the Friends of the South Glos. Strays brought along for their collection. The charity raised £522.95 (and plenty of smooths for Angel), which will help care for abandoned dogs in the local area.
Longwell Green's Community Life Champion, Richard Hattersley, popped in to Barrs Court Primary school to read the children a story - all part of the World Book day activities which are happening all week. The children loved the book, The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past, with no prizes, though, for guessing what bit was their favourite part. After, the children designed their own dinosaur, inspired by the pooping dino from the book.
With World Book Day approaching, Cadbury Heath library invited Asda Longwell Green's Community Life Champion, Richard Hattersley, along to their Bedtime Storytelling evening. Children came ready for bed, dressed in their Pajamas and Onesies, cuddling up to their favourite teddy bears, as Richard read them stories. The children loved all the stories, especially hearing about the 'Dinosaur That Pooped the Past.' After hearing the stories, the children had a drink and a biscuit and were then ready for bed.
Ah, Valentine's Day - the most romantic day of the year. To mark the occasion, Richard, Longwell Green's Community Life Champion (pictured), swapped his ASDA green uniform for something that was, hopefully, a bit more dashing. Customers had to look twice, as on first glance it appeared as if James Bond, in his Tuxedo et al, was in-store, posing by the flowers.
Youngsters from a local gymnastics group, the Phoenix Allstars, swapped jumping on a trampoline to help pack bags, raising funds for brand new equipment. The girls sprung into action, using the same enthusiasm that they would to flip through the air to pack our customer's shopping. After a 2 hour stint, the girls managed to raise £257.