Han­nah bags top prize for her de­sign

Com­pe­ti­tion for schools

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine

A HAYES school­girl has de­signed a new ‘Bag for Life’ es­pe­cially for the up­com­ing Asda store open­ing.

Han­nah Swain, from Botwell House Ro­man Catholic school, de­signed the bag as part of a com­pe­ti­tion run to en­gage with peo­ple in the lo­cal area.

The win­ning de­sign will be printed on 10,000 bags and sold for 6p in the new store, with all pro­ceeds from the sale of the bags go­ing to a char­ity of the schools’ choice.

The team at Asda are look­ing for­ward to open­ing the new store and loves the new bag de­sign.

Lee Ran­dall, gen­eral store man­ager, said the win­ning de­sign was ‘ace’, adding: “The man­agers and sup­port col­leagues in our re­cruit­ment cen­tre helped se­lect the win­ning de­sign from many hun­dreds that en­tered from the two schools.

“Open­ing a new shop is a great ex­pe­ri­ence and it’s not very of­ten I per­son­ally get the chance to open two as I opened Wok­ing last year.

“Hayes is up and com­ing and see­ing the re­gen­er­a­tion plans was an eye opener and very ex­cit­ing.”

En­tries came from Botwell House Ro­man Catholic and Hewens Academy pri­mary schools.

Com­mu­nity col­leagues at Asda, such as Claire Rose, want to work along­side char­i­ties, lo­cal busi­nesses and sup­port groups to help make a dif­fer­ence to Hayes.

Mr Ran­dall added: “We’ve al­ready worked with lo­cal schools and YMCA to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties and we aim to be a per­fect busi­ness part­ner to the area.

“We’ll have a com­mu­nity room in our new shop which is open to groups and char­i­ties that wish to pre book and for and use for free. We will pro­vide the tea and cof­fee too.”

The Bag for Life prize win­ner re­ceived a Sam­sung Gal­axy Tablet and Google Chrome Cast prize at a school assem­bly on May 20.

The new Asda store will open its doors on the 6th July in North Hyde Road, Hayes.

n IN THE BAG: Claire Rose com­mu­nity life cham­pion and Jez Han­cock deputy store man­ager pre­sent­ing Han­nah Swain with her prize

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