As part of its mission to ‘Make Christmas Better’, Asda Portadown’s Community Champion, Elaine Livingstone added some extra sparkle to the Christmas tree light switch-on event at St Teresa’s Primary School in Lurgan.
The switch-on, which was hosted by the South Lough Neagh Regeneration Association (S.L.N.R.A), received a £400 donation from Asda, which saw Elaine supply pupils with selection boxes to enjoy on the night.
Martin Larkham from SLNRA said “SLNRA is a cross community not-for-profit organisation, based in Maghery, and designed to help the community in the Lough Shore area. Every year, we try to bring to some festive joy to the area, this year we have hosted seven Christmas tree light switch-on events across the rural South Lough Neagh area.
“It was great to receive the extra support from the Asda Foundation, and thanks to Elaine for coming along on the night. We had a fantastic evening, with the school choir entertaining us with Christmas Carols – and a visit from Santa himself!”
This Christmas, the Asda Foundation is investing thousands of pounds to reward the year-round work of ‘hidden heroes’ in the community who help improve the lives of others in their local area.
Community Champion for Asda Portadown, Elaine Livingstone said: “It’s a privilege to be able to bring some Christmas joy to the people in our community who deserve it most at this special time of the year. I was delighted to be involved, and bring along my selection boxes for all the kids to enjoy – well done to SLNRA on a fantastic event!”
The ASDA Foundation was set up in 1988, to help local communities, by providing support to a range of good causes, chosen by Asda Community Champions in the UK.