Asda Lowestoft store’s Give A Little Gift Appeal to boost Access Community Trust

The Asda Lowestoft store has chosen Access Community Trust as their charity for this year’s Christma

The Asda Lowestoft store has chosen Access Community Trust as their charity for this years Christmas gift appeal. Dave Eagle and Bev Shipp at the Asda Lowestoft store. Picture: Courtesy of Access Community Trust - Credit: Archant

A charity which helps people access housing, health, education and employment opportunities, has received a festive boost.

The Asda Lowestoft store has chosen Access Community Trust as their charity for this year's Christmas gift appeal.

During December, Asda will be holding its annual festive appeal – and now people are being encouraged by the local charitable organisation to 'help others' by donating products when shopping in store throughout this month.

With Access Community Trust providing support with housing related services – including accommodation within the local community, especially young families – Bev Shipp, community champion at Asda Lowestoft, said the organisation seemed the obvious choice.

Ms Shipp said: 'Having worked with Access since my role was created in 2012 I've seen the wide aspect of services and projects they provide within the Lowestoft community, including many vulnerable people and that's why we love to support them in what they do.'

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Access Community Trust business support officer Dave Eagle said: 'We are simply overwhelmed by the kind generosity shown by Bev and all at Asda with this fantastic appeal!

'This time of year is particularly difficult for young parents and families that live within our housing related services and this will help boost their positivity over Christmas'.

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The Give A Little Gift Appeal is now available in-store all this month.

Anyone who would like to help this appeal can donate the following items – toiletries, baby care (nappies, wipes and so forth), also toys and gifts.

Access Community Trust has also been nominated as one of the three organisations selected for The Asda Foundation's Green Token Giving Appeal.

Running during January, February and March next year, shoppers will receive green tokens when they pay for their shopping and these can then be dispensed in the designated slot at the store's entrance for the organisation of their choice.

The winners will receive £500 with the runners up each getting £200 to use within their projects.

For more information about Access Community Trust, visit or search for the charitable organisation on Facebook and Twitter.

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