Cancer survivor joins Asda to back charity campaign

Christine Craig, Community Champion at Asda Ballyclare and local breast cancer survivor Karen Case, pictured with Asdas Community Champions launching Breast Cancer Cares annual summer fundraising campaign, Strawberry Tea. INNT 22-806CON
Christine Craig, Community Champion at Asda Ballyclare and local breast cancer survivor Karen Case, pictured with Asdas Community Champions launching Breast Cancer Cares annual summer fundraising campaign, Strawberry Tea. INNT 22-806CON

The Ballyclare Asda store has teamed up with a UK wide cancer charity to support its annual fundraising campaign this June.

Along with other Asda stores in Northern Ireland, the staff at the Ballyclare branch are supporting Breast Cancer Care’s summer initiative, Strawberry Tea.

The campaign will run from Saturday, June 4 until Saturday, June 18.

The scheme is being supported locally by breast cancer survivor, Karen Case, who benefited from the services of Breast Cancer Care when going through treatment four years ago.

Encouraging Asda customers to get involved to help drive awareness of Breast Cancer Care, Karen said: “When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer it came as a complete bolt out of the blue, affecting me both physically and mentally. Breast Cancer Care was on hand to offer support and help me deal with the array of emotions and challenges I suddenly had to face. I can’t speak highly enough of the services provided by the charity and I would urge all Asda shoppers to visit their local store, find out more about #StrawberryTea, and lend their support to this vital fundraising campaign.”

Asda Ballyclare will host a #StrawberryTea stall with activities for customers to get involved with, including cupcake decorating and a teapot lucky dip. There will also be information on how the public can join in and host a #StrawberryTea, as well as background about the charity and the much needed services it provides.

All money raised will help Breast Cancer Care provide support for women, men, family and friends affected by breast cancer.

Christine Craig, Community Champion at Asda Ballyclare added: “We are delighted to join with Breast Cancer Care for its Strawberry Tea fundraiser. We would like to encourage our customers to come in store to find out more, and take part in our Strawberry Tea themed activities.”