The winner of Aldi’s Supermarket Sweep in Cornhill, Aberdeen has raised an amazing £862.10 for a local foodbank, while picking up over £430 in Aldi favourites for himself.
After a year hiatus, Aldi’s hugely popular Supermarket Sweep returned to Scotland and lucky shopper Darren Andrew, who was chosen as the winner of an in-store competition, took part in the five-minute trolley dash for charity on Sunday 12th September.
As well as taking home a trolley full of goodies, Darren 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 foodbank, Community Food Initiative North East.
Aldi Supermarket Sweep winner, Darren Andrew, said: “Last night was a blast. From the minute I arrived the staff were so helpful and guided me through the rules and everything went without a hitch. The last couple of years have been tough for everyone, so to have the chance to be able to give something towards the charity and help them out was a brilliant feeling. Also finding the three Scottish products to double the amount for the charity was amazing. Thanks to Aldi Scotand for the opportunity and experience.”
Graeme Robbie Development Manager Community Food Initiative North East (CFINE), said: “CFINE is delighted to receive this donation following the recent Supermarket Sweep event at Aldi Cornhill. The last year has been incredibly difficult for so many people and demand for CFINE’s services grew exponentially, so we are immensely grateful to Aldi for holding this fundraising event and to the customer who selected CFINE as their nominated charity. Thank you!”
Richard Holloway, 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 Darren who managed to raise an incredible £862.10 for Community Food Initiative North East 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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