A charity which helps adults with learning disabilities has been given a £1,000 donation from Tesco.
Tesco Metro staff in Greenford selected Impact Outreach Network to receive a £1,000 donation following a competition called Helping Hand where shoppers were asked to nominate their favourite organisation.
Manager of the store in Greenford Road, Gavin Calder, said: “We ran the competition as we wanted to give our customers the opportunity to decide how and who we should support in the local community.”
The Impact Outreach Network provides a fun and interactive alternative to day care for adults with learning disabilities, with opportunities for users to develop their skills and confidence through performing and creative arts.
Impact are soon relocating to its refurbished home which is less than two miles from the Tesco Metro store.
Rustom Davar, Director of Impact said: “We would like to thank Tesco for this generous donation and the customers who nominated us. We intend to spend the donation on lockers which will be used by new service users who join once we move to our new premises in the Community Arts Centre.”
Another Greenford supermarket opening on Tuesday (October 1) will celebrate its launch by making a £500 donation to the Greenford Royal British Legion Club as part of a commitment to supporting the local community.
The UK’s leading Armed Forces charity’s club secretary Lyn Britton, club chairman George Podmore and branch vice chairman Roy Reynolds will be guests of honour when the new Tesco Express store in Oldfield Lane welcomes its first customers at 8am.
Store manager, Don De Silva, said: “We are really looking forward to our launch celebrations and meeting the Greenford Royal British Legion Club as it is a fantastic organisation that serves our community. My team and I cannot wait to welcome new customers into the store and we are keen to ensure we play a positive role in our local area.”