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Generous Asda shoppers fund Rotary projects

One of Santa's little helpers helps an Asda shopper pack her bags

One of Santa’s little helpers helps an Asda shopper pack her bags

Generous Asda shoppers donated £265.66 to the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus on the Saturday before Christmas Eve.

The money will be used to part-finance club projects including planting 2,500 crocuses in Abbey Park, Leicester, taking people on a narrowboat trip and creating a Peace Garden at Falcons Primary School in Gipsy Lane.

Jim Matthews comes between husband and wife Frazer and Carolyn Robson

Jim Matthews comes between husband and wife Frazer and Carolyn Robson

Organiser Jim Matthews said: “We are so grateful to the manager of the Abbey Lane Asda, James Pullar and all of his staff, but particularly to the shoppers. When our treasurer Sheema Karia opened our collecting buckets and banked the cash, she found that we had been given a £20 note, a £10 note and four fivers.

“That is indicative of how generously people gave, And in addition, over the six hours our nine collectors enjoyed some lovely good-natured seasonal banter with the shoppers.”

President Gemma Kiddy uses the Rotary sign for her ballet practice

President Gemma Kiddy uses the Rotary sign for her ballet practice

 

The label from our collecting buckets

The label from our collecting buckets

President Gemma Kiddy said after the bag-packing exercise: “This gives me a final chance to send Christmas wishes to all the people that the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus has come into contact with during 2016.

“That includes all the people who have come and spoken to the club, all the people who have visited our meetings and the hundreds of people who have helped us, like the 18 De Montfort University students who helped us plant crocuses and the hundreds of people who have so kindly given us cash at Asda.

“All the members of Leicester Novus Rotary Club join me in wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2017.”

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