Help at hand as band sales pass £1k mark

Helen Wilkinson, checkout operator at Asda, in Boston.
Helen Wilkinson, checkout operator at Asda, in Boston.

A Boston supermarket has raised more than £1,000 for cancer charities after its shoppers ‘banded’ together for the worthy causes.

Asda, in Lister Way, collected £1,052 for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now through the sale of ‘unity bands’.

These bands are made from two parts, knotted together, to represent strength in unity and the power of what can be achieved when people join forces.

They were available in store in the week ahead of World Cancer Day last Saturday for a suggested donation of £2.

Such was the support in Boston the bands had sold out by 10am on World Cancer Day itself.

Stephen Bromby is the community champion at Asda, in Boston, and on a couple of occasions during the week manned a stall in the store’s foyer where people had the chance to pick up a unity band.

He said: “We’re proud to have been fundraising for these two fantastic charities for the last 21 years. The generosity of our customers never ceases to amaze me.”

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. Its ambition is that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

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