Asda Portadown surprised local organisation, Seagoe Youth Group with a £5,000 grant from the Asda Foundation to go towards a kitchen refurbishment within the community hub.
The grant is part of the Asda Foundation investment of £750k in 60 local community groups and charities across the UK, with the aim of transforming community spaces and places, after customers said the cost-of-living crisis has impacted their social and community interaction.
Seagoe Youth Group is a well known, beloved space within Portadown and the young people within the community are at the heart of everything they do. They run open access youth clubs six nights a week, with a goal of helping young people build confidence, resilience and independence.
The £5,000 donation will enable Seagoe Youth Group to refurbish their kitchen space including new worktops, a fridge, freezer, cooker and a wide range of utensils. This space will allow the organisation to provide members with warm meals throughout the year as well as encourage young people in the area to develop their culinary skills.
Boyd McClurg, Lead Volunteer at Seagoe Youth Group, said: “We are thrilled to receive this grant from the Asda Foundation – the new kitchen space will make a massive difference especially in the run up to Christmas.
“Our group is at the heart of the community and this space will have such a positive impact, especially for young people. We are delighted to hear this great news, thank you Asda!”
Elaine Livingston, Community Champion at Asda Portadown, added: “Seagoe Youth Group is a vital organisation within the community, and I was delighted to hear they had received the £5,000 grant from Asda Foundation.
“Everyone in the community will be overjoyed to have this space going forward and I can’t wait to see the plans come to life. Congratulations to all involved!”