Day Of Awareness In Newport

ASDA stores in Newport raised awareness of prostate issues with staff and customers on Tuesday 16th April. Working in partnership with Prostate Cymru, the leading prostate health charity in Wales, the stores in Duffryn and Pillgwenlly showed their commitment to raising awareness of extremely common prostate issues such as benign prostate disease and prostate cancer during the day.

Prostate Cymru’s Head of Awareness Dai John and Community & Sports Officer Chris Leyshon held an awareness stand at the Newport Duffryn ASDA store. The duo spoke to several people, staff and customers alike, about the prostate and charity. They were also visited by senior ASDA staff including Home Shopping Manager Steve Hemmings, Regional Manager Dave Barwell and General Store Manager Andre Ripano who praised the charity’s work and partnership with the store.

Andre commented: “It is great to be supporting Wales’ leading prostate cancer charity and to know that all the money raised stays in Wales to help raise awareness in the communities.”

Community champion at the Newport Duffryn store, Jackie Foster, has been very supportive of the charity. Jackie is helping to promote The Big Walk event online and in store and has organised a bucket collection in the week leading up to Father’s Day in June and at the checkouts for six weeks after to help raise funds. The store is also encouraging customers to support the charity through the green token scheme.

On the same day, 16th April, the Newport Pillgwenlly ASDA store held a number of activities to raise awareness of prostate diseases. Community champion at the store, Liz Burden, organised an egg and spoon race in which participants wore Prostate Cymru t-shirts and an Easter themed trolley dash with Newport County footballers. Like Newport Duffryn, Liz and the Pillgwenlly store are encouraging customers to support the charity through the green token scheme and bucket collections at checkouts.

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