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Inverurie Supermarket Sweep raises money for foodbank

By Kyle Ritchie

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The winner of Aldi’s Supermarket Sweep in Inverurie has raised £539.64 for a local foodbank, while picking up more than £250 in shopping for himself.

After a year hiatus, the popular Supermarket Sweep has returned with shopper Alistair Leel, who was chosen as the winner of an in-store competition, taking part in the five-minute trolley dash for charity.

As well as taking home a trolley full of goodies, Alistair successfully found the three Scottish products on his shopping list so Aldi doubled the total value of his haul and donated the lump sum to his nominated charity, Aberdeenshire North Foodbank.

Alistair Leel took part in Inverurie Aldi's Supermarket Sweep.
Alistair Leel took part in Inverurie Aldi's Supermarket Sweep.

He said: “I had a fantastic time taking part in the Supermarket Sweep at Aldi Inverurie. A special thank you to the staff at Aldi for the opportunity to raise money for my local foodbank who continue to work hard to get food to those people in greatest need especially during these difficult and challenging times.”

Debbie Rennie from Aberdeenshire North Foodbank said: “We were delighted to be nominated by Alistair and this really is a great example of how local people are continuing to support those in Inverurie and surrounding areas who are needing a little extra help at the moment.

"We know the pandemic has impacted on many people and communities to date and will continue to do so.

"Thank you, Alistair, for nominating us and thank you, Aldi, for your ongoing support of our work.”

Richard Holloway, Aldi's regional managing director for Scotland, said: “The Aldi Supermarket Sweep is a firm favourite across the country, and we are so pleased to be able to bring it back after a year hiatus.

"Congratulations to Alistair who managed to raise an incredible £539.64 for Aberdeenshire North Foodbank and take home a trolley full of Aldi goodies for himself.”

The Supermarket Sweep was run in line with current Covid-19 guidelines and all safety precautions, including social distancing, were adhered to.

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