Asda has defended its decision not to allow collections for Selsey Lifeboat Week outside its new store.
Volunteers are understood to have been refused a request to collect for the event, which this year runs from July 30 to August 6.
An Asda spokesperson said: “We are committed to making a difference to good causes in our local communities through our network of more than 380 community champions across our larger stores.
“As a result we have been in contact with the organisers of the Selsey Lifeboat Week to put them in touch with our community champion at their nearest large store in Havant.”
The decision is said to have angered many in the town, especially as other stores allow collections for the week, which sees a number of fundraising events take place in support of Selsey RNLI.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage at www.chichester.co.uk/
2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChichesterObserver
3) Follow us on Twitter @Chiobserver
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
The Chichester Observer - always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.