Waveney charity receive �1000 from Asda donation

VICTIMS of domestic abuse across Waveney have been supported today by a generous donation from a food superstore in Lowestoft.

The Community Voice team from Asda, on Belvedere Road, have donated �4500 to five local causes, including charity Family Action.

Bev Shipp, community colleague at the store, said: “This money is the money that Asda has raised by people paying �10 to use the car park during the Lowestoft Airshow, which we do every year. We are very proud of this and proud to be putting the money back into the charities that needs it most.”

This year the team chose to donate �1000 to Family Action to help fund their domestic abuse support workshop. The group also donated �1000 of toys to the James Paget Hospital’s children’s ward, �1000 to Help an East Coast Child, �1000 to Meadow Primary and �500 the Lowestoft Sea Cadets, who helped with the parking arrangements during the airshow.

A cheque presentation took place at the store at midday and Hilary Flatt, projects manager of Family Action, was there to receive a cheque on behalf of the charity.

Ms Flatt said: “We are just really pleased with the donation. This will help to fund our new workshop, which has been set up for victims of domestic abuse in Waveney, to provide women living in rural areas with emotional support.”

Ms Shipp added: “Every penny we raise goes back into the community. Family Action is an organisation especially close to my heart.”

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• For more information about Asda’s Community Voice contact Ms Shipp in store or call 01502 534200.

• For more information about Family Action’s workshop contact rural domestic abuse worker Stacey Richards on 07825 188649 or email stacey.richards@family-action.org.uk