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To mark the anniversary of the UK’s first national lockdown, Aldi is recognising amazing colleagues across the country who have gone above and beyond to support their local community. 

All Aldi colleagues are frontline heroes who have worked throughout the pandemic to keep the nation fed, and their efforts have ensured that customers continue to have access to fresh affordable food.  

Jeni Mallace from Bo’ness, a Scottish Buying Administration Assistant at Aldi’s Regional Office and Distribution Centre in Bathgate, has been nominated for her acts of kindness throughout the pandemic. 

Jeni is the founding member of the Bo’ness Belles, a community choir in West Lothian and during lockdown, she has worked hard to keep the choir connected by organising weekly virtual singing challenges for the choir to keep up morale.  

They have collectively raised almost £30,000 for local charities over the last seven years, and despite the lockdown, the choir still managed to donate £1,000 worth of gifts to Bo’ness Hospital at Christmas. 

The Bo’ness Belles are also taking part in a virtual national day of reflection organised by Marie Curie to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown and show support for the many that have been bereaved in this time. 

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said: “The past year has been incredibly difficult for everyone and we want to thank every single one of our Aldi colleagues for their hard work and commitment throughout.  

“Our amazing colleagues across the country are devoted to feeding the nation and have worked tirelessly over the last year, going above and beyond to support their local communities.”  

For more information, please contact the Aldi Scotland Press Office on:
T: 0131 557 5252 or