Tesco Amesbury launched their annual Giving Tree Appeal on the 16th November – 18th December and have had an amazing response from their customers with over four hundred gifts collected for all ages. Last year the Giving Tree Appeal supported patients spending Christmas in Salisbury hospital.
This year the Appeal will support Salisbury hospital, Salisbury Foodbank and Spurgeons Children’s Charity. Customers took part by choosing an age bauble from the Christmas tree in-store, purchasing a gift, then dropping it off at the Customer service desk. Gifts were collected, wrapped and distributed to the patients at Salisbury hospital, families who are using the Salisbury Foodbank and to the families who are supported by Spurgeons Children’s Charity.
Adele Ward Community Champion at Tesco Amesbury said: “I would like to say the biggest thank you ever to everyone who has supported the Giving Tree Appeal this year and for helping make someone’s Christmas special. Our customers are truly amazing!”
As part of the Giving Tree Appeal, Tesco Amesbury invited Santa Claus into the store on the 12th of December to take part in a trolley dash while the store was closed. Santa made his way around the store and filled two big trollies with gifts including lots of toys, gift sets, chocolates and more. Tesco Amesbury made a cash donation towards the cost of the gifts which will be distributed between the patients spending Christmas in Salisbury hospital and to families who use the Salisbury Foodbank.