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On 30th June I joined SPLASH on their visit to Auchengarrach Wildlife Park. SPLASH is a youth group and Play Scheme run by local charity S.H.I.P (Support, Help and Integration Perthshire). During their play scheme every child is partnered up with at least one buddy - a volunteer who assists them throughout the day based on their individual support needs. I was partnered by the lovely Finn and here he is enjoying himself. Asda Perth has strong connections with this local charity and many of our colleagues have been involved with them for a number of years. We also actively fundraise to help cover the costs of these trip. It is humbling to see just how much each child gets from these simple trips away and I am privileged to be able to continue to support them.
On the 28th June I was invited to attend the Perth Toy Library's open day. Here I am presenting them with their Chosen by you, Given by us cheque at the start of the event. During the day there were stalls and a used toy sale. It was a brilliant day and I am looking forward to the next one. The Toy Library is well established in Perth and they are now seeing children using the same service that their mums and dads enjoyed over 25 years ago.
On the 22nd June colleagues joined the Dalgety Bay store in taking part in this years 'Its a Knock-out' style competition to raise funds for Cash for Kids. We are pleased to say that our store manager Jim was a key player in the team. Here they are, in front of our Tombola Stall before they hit the foam and water! Well done guys, you made us all proud!
It's Armed Forces week and here at Asda Perth I took time this week to speak to residents of North Inch House and service users of the New Rannoch Centre to find out what the historic 6th Annual Armed Forces Day meant to them. Generations of people in our area have the most amazing stories to contribute and today at Asda we wanted to continue to give back. From now until Mid November you can make donations into our SOS appeal trolley. Your donations will be used to support local people who are serving our country across seas. We will run this in conjunction with all of our other fundraising and donation activities. To date £183.00 of goods have already been distributed from your gifts into Asda Perth's trolley in the last two months! Here are just some of the local fundraisers who are joining people across Perthshire in marking this special day and week.
Asda Perth were invited to attend Tulloch Net's Community Fayre on Saturday 14th June at Tulloch Primary School. We combined our Healthy Eating in Schools with our remaining Open Farm Sunday Goodies. It was a great day and we are looking forward to the next one.
On the 29th May we were visited by two groups of primary pupils from near by RDM in Scone. Here is our second group - they we given these pancakes at the end of their tour, having watched them being made fresh in our Bakery Department. They had been learning about the journey of food in class.
As part of the Cash for Kids fundraising our store has been doing, we teamed up with Thompson's. The generously donated a years supply of tea which we raffled off to our customers and colleagues. CPM Colleague Karen was our lucky First Prize winner. No content with helping to raise fund for this cause, she also donated part of her winning to Support Our Soldiers. Here is local SOS Coordinator and Canteen Colleague Anji accepting the donation on the charities behalf. Karen then went on toe donate the majority of her winnings to local care homes and several elderly residents. You are a star Karen - Nice Job!