Centre backed by customers with donation

Shoppers in Wallsend have shown their support to a local wellbeing facility.

Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre has been given a boost to help older people living in their community, from customers at the town’s Asda store.

The centre was chosen as the store’s preferred charity, and it this week received a £100 donation.

Wellbeing centre co-ordinator Yvonne Shanley said: “I am delighted that Asdacustomers have chosen Age UK North Tyneside as their favourite charity and we are very grateful for their support and kindness.

“I am also very pleased to say that the £100 will be used for the benefit of the local community at Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre.

“Even in difficult times it is wonderful to see a local community coming together to support their more elderly residents and help their local Age UK in giving that support.

“I would also like to thank Asda store for having Age UK as a nominated charity.”

Store manager Mark Finney added: “The Cedar Grove Wellbeing Centre offers a great service to the local community, and Asda is very proud to support this initiative through its Community Life programme.”