LOCAL people with learning disabilities will be enjoying even more fun and games together – thanks to a donation from Asda in Leamington.
The supermarket has handed over a cheque for £200 to Heart of England Mencap through its green token scheme, where shoppers are invited to show their support for local good causes.
The money is being spent on board games, puzzles and art resources for two services run by HofE Mencap locally; the day activity group Pathway, based in Warwick and the complex needs day service Fordsfield, in Leamington.
Jo Butler, Community Champion at Asda in Leamington, went to meet Mencap’s customers and staff to present the cheque.
She said: “It was so great to meet this group of warm and friendly people. They made me feel very welcome when I popped in to drop off their cheque, making me a cup of coffee and filling me in on what they intended to buy with their donation. Hearing about all of the wonderful activities they do was just fantastic, and we are very happy to have supported them through our ‘Your Community Counts’ green token scheme.”
Cath Errington, Fundraising Manager for Heart of England Mencap, said: “We want to say a big thank you to Jo, Asda and all of the shoppers who supported us through the green token scheme. Donations like this make a real difference to a small, local charity like ours. Our customers are already enjoying the games and activities it has paid for, and that means so much to them and to us.”