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Marple Asda

Food parcels and milk donations


Simon, the manager and his team at Asda in Marple are doing an incredible job in supporting and supplying food parcels to the vulnerable residents, local schools, the fire and police station and key workers in Marple. This week marks 1 month of deliveries and roughly 120 food parcels within the local community, Simon posts regularly on the Marple Community Hub Facebook group where you can see his car full to the brim with food parcels.

Asda staff in font of an open car boot full of shopping

Simon and team - Asda, Marple

It has been really nice to help people out and has given me a real sense of job satisfaction. I’m now on a mission to help out the community in any way possible. ASDA have been great and just yesterday have given me another £1,000 to spend on our vulnerable community members.

Included in Simons weekly shopping drop offs is Kathleen who recently celebrated her 98th birthday. Due to the current circumstances Simon wanted Kathleen to have an amazing birthday and delivered cards, letters, pictures, flowers, chocolates and biscuits on her birthday which had been gifted by local residents and neighbours. Between 20-30 neighbours sang Happy Birthday to Kathleen which bought a tear to her eye.

A team member at Stockport Council contacted Simon when an order fell through for a large quantity of UHT milk which was for a local food bank. Without hesitation Simon organised for one of SMBC’s staff members to pick up the milk the next day. The milk supplied will be assisting families in need within this current pandemic.

Upon asking Simon for his consent to write about his amazing work within the community he commented saying “It has been really nice to help people out and has given me a real sense of job satisfaction. I’m now on a mission to help out the community in any way possible. ASDA have been great and just yesterday have given me another £1,000 to spend on our vulnerable community members”.

I think it’s safe to say that Simon and the team at ASDA are doing an amazing job supporting and engaging with the local community and deserve a massive round of applause.