The cakes were on Asda when they turned up at a Middleton Elderly Aid lunch club with a cheque for £8,000 this morning (24 July 2015).
Asda have been celebrating the company’s 50th birthday by awarding grants from the Asda Foundation. 72 grants, worth over £500,000, have been awarded and Middleton Elderly Aid is one of only five winners in Yorkshire. Grants are being delivered with lots of cake from a campervan under the slogan “cake my day”.
The money will be spent on kitchen equipment for the group’s new premises which will be opening in Middleton later this year. Samantha Ely, who will be running the new centre received the cheque from Julie Nolan, the Middleton Asda store’s Community Life Champion.
Mark Buck, store manager at Asda Middleton, commented:
“We wanted to give back to a deserving cause in Middleton as a huge thank you for the work they do in the community – and Middleton Elderly really fits the bill. Everybody loves a party and a slice of cake, and as it’s our 50th birthday we wanted to celebrate with everyone who has helped make Asda what it is today these past 50 years.”