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Asda offers support to communities worst hit by storm

Asda has distributed funds of £3,500 to 39 stores in areas affected by flooding and loss of power after this week's storms.

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Asda offers support to communities worst hit by storm

Asda has distributed funds of £3,500 to 39 stores in areas affected by flooding and loss of power after this week's storms.

The supermarket has donated £2,500 with a further £1,000 coming from the Asda Foundation – Asda’s charitable arm. The money is being used to provide food, clothing and supplies for the local community.

Asda said its store managers have been liaising with local councils, emergency services and community leaders to identify those most in need and have distributed funds accordingly.

Andy Clarke, Asda chief executive, said earlier in the week: "This really is the nightmare before Christmas for many people, however at Asda our colleagues are renowned for going above and beyond for their local communities.

“This Christmas Eve, the least we can do is try to help those worst hit by the adverse weather conditions.”

Paul Kelly, external affairs director and chair, the Asda Foundation added: “Our stores will be working with councils in the worst affected areas to identify the people most in need as it’s hugely important to the Asda Foundation to be able to give something back to the communities that need it most.”

All stores across the South West and Northern Ireland have received the funding as well as those in Farnborough in Surrey, Wheatley in Oxfordshire, Lower Earley in Reading, Berkshire, Poole in Dorset and Havant and Waterlooville in Hampshire.

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