THE first local charities have benefited from the Community Life scheme run by Asda Wisbech.
A cheque for £200 was presented to Ormiston Children’s Trust on Monday after Asda shoppers voted for their favourite cause.
Two other local groups – the Wisbech Lions Club and Wisbech Rotary Club – received £50 each after coming in second and third place.
The cash presentations were part of a national community drive by the supermarket giant. Three causes are chosen every two months by each store involved and shoppers vote for their favourite. The winner receives £200, with £50 going to the other two.
The latest three causes in Asda Wisbech are the Hudson and Macmillan Palliative Care Centre, based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech, Fenland Breathe Easy and the breakfast club at Orchards C of E Primary School.
The cause in the lead at the moment is the Hudson and Macmillan centre, but there is still time for shoppers’ votes to count as the current period ends on July 31.
Nominations for future votes can be made at Asda, so if there is a local cause that could benefit from some cash help, fill out a form and it may benefit in the coming months.