SHOPPERS have helped swell the funds of the Laila Milly Foundation by £200 after voting it their top charity at Asda in Glass Houghton.
Customers at the store chose the Ackworth charity by voting with green tokens when they shopped – the runners up, St Joseph’s J&I School in Castleford and Townville Infant School’s gardening programme, each received £50.
Maya McCormack, of the Foundation, said: “We’re really pleased to have been picked, especially as we were the first ones to be picked in this new incentive. Asda has supported us in the past with bag packing days there and we are delighted to have won this £200.
“More than that it’s helped raise awareness of our charity by being there and giving customers the chance to read about the charity is fantastic. We have had fantastic support right from the start from our community so it’s just great to have that continue from people.”
Maya and husband Steve set up the Laila Milly Foundation to create a nursery for children with serious and complex illnesses after their own daughter Laila Milly was born with Aicardi syndrome, and died a day before her first birthday.