Trolley dash raises funds for town food bank

The winner of a supermarket sweep at the Aldi store in Berwick has raised an amazing £258.51 for a local foodbank as well as picking up the same value in groceries.

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 6:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:21 am
Aldi Berwick trolley dash for food bank.

Joanne Robertson, from Berwick, was chosen as the winner of an in­-store competition to take part in a five-minute trolley dash for charity last Tuesday.

As well as taking home trollies full of goodies, Aldi matched the value of her huge haul and donated the total in food vouchers to her nominated charity, the Berwick Food Bank.

Joanne said: “I feel very lucky to have been able to take part in a trolley dash. I am so happy to win all these Aldi goodies.

“With all this food, I definitely won’t have to go shopping for a while! £258 goes a very long way in Aldi.”

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“I’m really grateful to have been picked for the supermarket sweep, it was a lot of fun.

“It’s fantastic that Aldi are also going to donate the value in vouchers to the Berwick Food Bank too.

“I know how tough it can be to make ends meet at times and I’m glad my success will help lots of other families as well.”

Becci Murray, project manager for the Berwick Food Bank, said: “A massive thanks to Joanne who chose us as her supermarket sweep partner, she did a really great job. We also want to say a huge thanks to Aldi for the donation.

“This is a huge boost to our budget and will be gladly received at the foodbank. I’m really pleased that we will be able to share in Joanne’s success by providing lots of lovely food to the individuals and families we serve across the community.”

Graham Nicolson, group buying director at Aldi in Scotland, said: “We created the Aldi Supermarket Sweep as a fun way for our shoppers to help support their local community and get at least a few days worth of shopping for themselves at the same time.