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Good causes in the Newark area have received a cash boost from Asda.

Newark Hospital’s Breast Services Appeal has received a cheque for £500 after it was chosen as one of the Asda Foundation's chosen charities for the green token giving programme.

Shoppers were given a green token at the end of their shops from April to June this year, and then chose which charity the store donates to by putting their token into the pot for that charity.

Coffee & Chat Newark Stroke and Aphasia Society receive a cheque from Asda (16440640)
Coffee & Chat Newark Stroke and Aphasia Society receive a cheque from Asda (16440640)

Newark Hospitals Breast Services Appeal received the most tokens, and so the Asda Foundation donated £500 from their Newark store.

Director of corporate affairs for Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Shirley Higginbotham, said: “The Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charity is grateful to Asda and our local community for their continued support of our fundraising appeals.

"We are also grateful to Asda for helping to raise awareness of new service developments at Newark Hospital.”

Asda community champion Sinead Hinch presents a cheque to Newark Hospital's general manager Steve Jenkins (16380482)
Asda community champion Sinead Hinch presents a cheque to Newark Hospital's general manager Steve Jenkins (16380482)

The fundraising total for the Breast Services Appeal currently stands at £38,500, with a target of £40,000 to reach.

The other two causes, Newark Sea Cadets and Coffee & Chat Newark Stroke and Aphasia Society, also both received £200 each.

The Sea Cadets will be putting the money towards a new boat for water activities, and Coffee & Chat will use the money for chair based exercise and yoga equipment to help their service user maintain their mobility after a stroke.

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