Aldi worker from Bo'ness praised for Covid pandemic acts of kindness
An Aldi worker from Bo’ness has been recognised by her employer for her acts of kindness throughout the pandemic.
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.
Jeni Mallace from Bo’ness, a Scottish buying administration assistant at Aldi’s regional office and distribution centre in Bathgate, is the founding member of the Bo’ness Belles community choir. During lockdown she has worked hard to keep the choir connected by organising weekly virtual singing challenges.
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.
Richard Holloway, Aldi 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.”
The Bo’ness Belles also took part in a virtual national day of reflection organised by Marie Curie to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown.