Cash boost from convenience store for Abbotswood community events

August 01 2015

A CONVENIENCE store in Yate has given £200 to the Abbotswood Action Group to help it stage events for the local community.

A CONVENIENCE store in Yate has given £200 to the Abbotswood Action Group to help it stage events for the local community.
McColl’s operates its store in the Abbotswood shopping precinct and raised the cash through its Making a Difference Locally charity scheme.
That involves customers buying certain products in the shop and a percentage of the price going into a fund, from which a donation is made to a local charity that is chosen by the retailer and shoppers.
The action group benefited because of the integral part it plays in the community.
Store manager Tony Gardener said: “It is really wonderful that we have raised and donated money for such a local and worthwhile cause.
“McColl’s has always been known to be charitable and we try our best to continually support the local neighbourhood in which we operate.”
Mary Wright, chairwoman of the action group, said: “The group is very grateful to McColl’s for allocating the award, which will go towards funding future community events such as Apple Day on October 2, the Christmas event on November 28 and other community events such as cleaning days.”