Asda kick off our 2009 Christmas campaign...

BECKTON S Asda Superstore is one of the longest-serving supporters of the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal – this is the 27th time it has made the first donation. This week we were amazed by their kindness once again as the sto

BECKTON'S Asda Superstore is one of the longest-serving supporters of the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal - this is the 27th time it has made the first donation.

This week we were amazed by their kindness once again as the store's staff proved their generosity and commitment to those who might otherwise miss out.

Customer services and personnel representative Kim Vaughan said: "We are always happy to help with this important local appeal. Our customers remind us every year how important it is. With the help of our customers we always try to support as many local causes as possible. The appeal is very close to the hearts of everyone at Asda. Everyone does their bit - we are behind you all the way!"

An Asda trolley was full of gifts, including cuddly toys and games. Paula Blake, of Community Links, was on hand to accept the gifts and said: "It's a great start for the campaign."


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As well as being first to donate gifts, the store is also part of our network of drop-off points. A full list of venues, where you can leave gifts or cash is on the facing page.

Pictured in this week's print edition and on our website news section are Asda staff Maimuna Njie, Kim, Carl Karim, Janet Oakley and Paula.

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