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Byker Charity Receives Funding Boost from Asda Foundation

Asda FoundationA local charity in Byker has received a generous donation of over £5,000 from the Asda Foundation, which will help to provide user friendly kitchen equipment to individuals within the local area with writing or language difficulties.

Food Nation, a social enterprise based in Newcastle upon Tyne, has a vision to inspire people about good food through providing practical and innovative food education activities for the general public, schools and businesses in Newcastle, Gateshead and the surrounding area.

The application to the Asda Foundation by Food Nation was supported by store colleagues at the Asda store at Newcastle Shopping Park in Byker.

The money donated by the Asda Foundation will go towards providing portable equipment such as hobs, pan sets, utensils and storage trolleys which are specifically made to be user friendly for those with writing or language difficulties.

Joanna Lacey, Operations Director of Food Nation, said: ““We’re absolutely thrilled to be receiving this donation from the ASDA Foundation.

“This money will help to bring the joy of cooking to those who may have otherwise struggled, improving their day to day life through providing a way to create healthy, home-cooked meals every day.”  

Set up in 1988, the Asda Foundation is a registered charity that aims to have a positive impact on local communities, making independent grants to provide support to a range of local good causes, chosen by Asda’s community life colleagues throughout the UK.

It funds charitable projects and activities what have the ability and potential to achieve change for the better – with the aim of making a significant difference to local communities and the people who live there, both now and in the future.

Julie Ward, Asda Foundation manager, said: “We see the Foundation as one of the many ways to give something back to the communities that support us. That’s why we lend a hand to the wide range of good causes with which our colleagues are involved, sharing their passion and helping to make a difference through a variety of projects across the UK.

“Supporting smaller, local applications such as Food Nation is really important to us – and we hope it will make a real difference within the local community in Byker.”

To find out more about the Asda Foundation, or eligibility for submitting a funding application, please contact the Community Life Champion at your local Asda store, or go to:http://charities.asda.com/asda-foundation/

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