Teams and Bensham Community Care, a day centre charity in Gateshead, is celebrating after being presented with £400 from Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation Green Token Giving.   

The day centre charity, based in Teams, Gateshead was one of three community projects nominated to be part of the scheme’s online voting via their local Asda Gateshead store.

Voting went live on 1st January 2023 until 30th April 2023, and thanks to the amount of votes received, Teams and Bensham Community Care now has £400 to deliver a range of wellbeing enhancing activities to older people, such as such as arts and crafts, music activities and memory projects.

Angela Chirnside, a Trustee and lunch club volunteer at Teams and Bensham Community Care, says "We're delighted to have received funding from the Asda Foundation, and it is wonderful to know that so many local people voted for us online. Every weekday we provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive space for older people to stay connected and enjoy a hot meal with others.  Thanks to the support from the Green Token Giving scheme, older people in Gateshead will also be able to continue to have access to lots of enjoyable and beneficial activities."

If you or someone you know would like more information about the Teams and Bensham Community Care charity, call 0191 460 0297.