ANIMAL charity the Scottish SPCA has received a grand gesture from superstore shoppers in Galashiels.

Through their green token scheme ASDA has donated £1,000 to the animal welfare charity.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue centre superintendent, Sharon Comrie, told us: “We’re so grateful for all the support from Asda stores throughout Scotland who have raised over an incredible £6,000 in total so far.

“The passion and enthusiasm shown by the staff and customers at Asda has been incredible.

“We don’t receive any funding from the government so we rely entirely on kind donations such as this.

“In 2019, we cared for almost 10,000 animals.

"It costs £44,000 per day to run the society so donations like this are invaluable to allow to continue our work rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming and releasing the animals of Scotland.”

All shoppers at the Galashiels store are given the opportunity to place a green counter towards the charity of their choice.

An Asda spokesperson said, “We are really proud to be able to continually support the local charity groups in our area, and through our green token scheme we are always thrilled when customers' chosen good causes benefit from these vital funding boosts.

“We also help to raise awareness of what these groups do and it’s great to see the Scottish SPCA benefit from the £1,000 donation."