Asda fundraisers put on their dancing shoes

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BURY’S newest supermarket put its best foot forward for St Nicholas Hospice Care last weekend.

The supermarket organised a fancy dress conga to raise money for the charity. More than 60 people took part in the event, which was held in the best of the weekend’s weather.

The colourful conga line’s route took it down Western Way, into Beetons Way and St Olaves Road and onto the Howard Estate. There was a stop for refreshments at Newbury Community Centre before the dance made its triumphant return trip to the supermarket.

Asda hosted a number of events at the community centre to help the fundraising effort including a name-the-teddy competition, hook-a-duck and a raffle.

Staff at the supermarket have helped to raise money through sponsorship for the conga and collecting donations in store.

Chris Holmes, Asda community champion, said the dance was an easy and enjoyable way to support the hospice. The supermarket has already raised more than £750 and is hoping to reach £1,000 in total.

The conga was part of Asda’s effort to raise as much money as possible from a £50 stake for the hospice. They are one of fifty businesses involved in the hospice Accumulator Challenge.