A SUPERMARKET in Huddersfield could be in line for a national award, having raised £44,000 for charity last year.
The Asda supermarket at Brackenhall will enter the company's national Golden Bear Awards, which honours the 10 stores which have achieved the most for their community.
As well as raising money for many different charities, groups, schools and local causes, the supermarket has organised day trips for Longley Special School and allowed groups to pack bags to raise money.
Events co-ordinator Judith Alderman said: "The year before we raised £21,000, so we have more than doubled that.
"We are thrilled to bits.
"For the money we raise, groups and charities also receive funding from Asda head office."
The awards take place in March.
Among the groups the store helped in 2001 were: the Kirkwood Hospice; Huddersfield Royal Infirmary; West Yorkshire Fire Service; the Air Ambulance; the Batten's Disease charity; Longley Special School; the Owls Disabled Sports Group; charities and projects via the Examiner; several breast cancer charities under their banner of Tickled Pink; the NSPCC; and the Brownies.
Staff have held tombolas and raffles, waxed and shaved legs and heads, held fun days, worn fancy dress and taken part in many sponsored events.
This year, their main good cause will be Longley Special School, which needs £27,000 to build a play area.