Young people who face long-term challenges due to poverty are set to be treated to a Christmas dinner by a supermarket giant.

Asda in Maryhill will be spreading festive cheer to young people with a host of festive fun thanks to a partnership with Glasgow charity theGKexperience,

With the help of Asda's community champion Ryan Rooney, theGKexperience organised a Christmas event which will include entertainment such as Santa’s grotto, a photo booth, a festive dinner with all the trimmings and gifts for all the family.

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Aimed at helping transform the lives of young people in Glasgow, theGKexperience, said they were "delighted" to support the initiative.

John Kewley, CEO of theGKexperience, said: “We have hosted a Christmas party every year since 2016 for all the young people it works alongside. 

"This year, we were delighted to have support from Asda Maryhill and its community champion Ryan Rooney, who provided us with food for the day.

“At the party we provided everyone with a freshly cooked Christmas dinner, quality entertainment, games and a hand-chosen present that each young person had asked for. 

"We pick up and drop off all the young people to make it accessible and our amazing team of young leaders and volunteers get involved in providing the young people with a Christmas experience they won’t forget.”

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Ryan Rooney, community champion at Asda Maryhill, added: “I am delighted that Asda Maryhill was able to support theGKexperience with its Christmas party. 

"We provided food and drink for all those who attended, and everyone had a ball, enjoying a very merry day of Christmas dinner, entertainment, and Santa’s grotto.

"Everyone received a gift they had asked for and this year, we also gifted them with toys donated from Asda customers.”