Asda helps out

Shoppers and staff at a Basingstoke supermarket have delivered a profile and cash boost to Ark Cancer Centre Charity.

The charity was one of three that Asda staff at the company’s Brighton Hill store chose to take part in the green token scheme during July and August.

The charity that received the most green token donations won £200, and a great show of support from Asda shoppers meant Ark Cancer Centre Charity was the winner over the two-month period.

Asda Brighton Hill manager James Varney and Julie Gary, Asda Brighton Hill community life champion, came along to The Ark Conference Centre, where the charity is based, and presented a cheque to Mark Jones, Ark Cancer Centre Charity director of fundraising and communications.

Mark said: “Thanks to the team at Asda Brighton Hill for choosing our charity to be one of the three to take part in the July/August green token collection scheme, and thank you to all of the shoppers who put a green token in our charity’s box. Your support is much appreciated.

“It was great to be involved in Asda Brighton Hill’s green token scheme. As well as providing a welcome cash boost to the charity’s £5million fundraising appeal, participation raised our profile, and that of the Cancer Treatment Centre project, among Asda Brighton Hill customers over a two-month period.”