Chadwell Heath store donates thousands to schools and community groups

Asda Chadwell Heath community champion Robyn Parsons with a novelty cheque in the Whalebone Lane store.

Asda Chadwell Heath community champion Robyn Parsons with a novelty cheque for the £6,399.98 donated to groups in Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge in recent months. - Credit: ASDA

A Chadwell Heath supermarket has donated thousands of pounds to schools and community groups in Barking & Dagenham and Redbridge.

Asda’s Whalebone Lane store has given out about £6,400 worth of grants and donations since December.

Community champion Robyn Parsons said: “It's a privilege for us to be able to bring some joy to people in our community who have needed it most, especially in a year that has been challenging for us all."

Redbridge Primary, Clore Tikva School, All Saints Catholic School and Five Elms Primary were all given grants of about £1,000. Food items were also donated to Five Elms for breakfast clubs.

Chabad Lubavitch Centre, Gants Hill and St Mark's Church, Marks Gate were awarded £600 grants.

Welcome Centre in Ilford and Kingsley Hall Community Centre received £300 each.

Refuge's Barking and Dagenham service was given £300 and three trolleys of toys donated by customers and employees.

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