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Asda Perth were please to hand over £1,614.10 to local charity S.H.I.P and SPLASH on the 6th of June. This money was raised in February and March through tombolas and collection buckets at our check outs and will be used to help fund their Summer Play Schemes. I personally and really looking forward to assisting them over the summer holidays with their fantastic Play Schemes and have even roped GSM @[James Carchrie](content:726) into helping too!
On Bank Holiday Monday the Perth store's GSM and I visited Upper Springlands to support their day service users at their annual performance. We were really proud to be part of such a fantastic night.
At Asda Perth we had waste and love supporting local causes. All non food wastes comes through me and is inventoried against a number of fantastic local causes. These items may not have a "goods in kind" value but are still invaluable to the recipients. Yesterday we handed out more than 2 dozen totes filled with everything from lightbulbs to bedding, baby goods to kitchen ware. This picture shows the items heading to CATH, just before they arrived to collect them. Just one of the ways that our Perth store stands out in our community against its competitors.
Today I was back at the new Rannoch Center. After the service users had their morning cuppa, catch up and a good look through the local papers they were split into groups. My group was in the library and we decided to skip the poetry and go straight to the quiz games. We even came across a Scottish quiz book that had an entire page on Perth - we all learnt something new about our little Fair City. After the service users had their lunch I spent some 1-2-1 time with Donald as her played pool. As always the day flew by, but is clear what a massive difference this Dementia Day Center has to sufferers in our community.
Another enjoyable evening at Active Monkeys tonight. We started with an array of obstacle courses, complete with basketball challenges, moved onto target practice and then finished the night with Duck, Duck Goose and parachute games. Active Monkeys is a youth group for school aged children with disabilities and/or support needs who live in the Perthshire area, that runs each Wednesday between 6 & 7pm at Oakbank Primary School. Tonight we were joined by 8 children and 7 teenage befrienders/volunteers.
Today I was back at Upper Springlands' Studio. I took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked a cross the river Tay and along to the Capability Scotland site. Most of today was spent supporting rehearsals for the upcoming show, taking place next Monday.
Asda Perth has had 3 successful grant applications for the Asda Carrier Carrier Bag Community Grant Scheme. They were Home-Start Perth, Tayside Mountain Rescue Team and Check-In Works, part of Giraffe Perth. We had great fun during the press call.