Asda shoppers donate toys to family centre

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Kind-hearted staff and shoppers at a Asda in Glass Houghton have helped brighten up Christmas for disadvantaged children.

Airedale Family Centre, in The Mount, was given a trolley-load of new toys after staff at Asda collected them in the store.

The children’s centre was chosen by the supermarket as its Christmas charity.

Louise Brown, Asda community colleague, said: “We all came together and thought about where we wanted to help this year and it just tugged on our heartstrings that some less fortunate children might not have something for Christmas.

“We wanted to do something to help out so we started asking for donations.

“It’s such a worthwhile cause and it’s very touching to know that we have still got such a community spirit in our area.We hope it put a smile on the childrens’ faces at Christmas.

The supermarket set up a trolley in the store for staff and customers to drop off toys to go to the children’s centre.

The toys - worth more than £400 - were handed over to the centre on Friday, December 19.