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A firefighter from East Hull did the honours today at the refurbished Asda store on Mount Pleasant in Hull.

Billy Walmsley of Green Watch was chosen to cut the ribbon in recognition of his fundraising for national and local charities. It was part of Asda’s drive to find a Hull Hero for the opening.

Mount Pleasant store manager Ed Hiling (pictured centre) was delighted to welcome Billy (second from right) to the store and give assembled guests a walk around the new community classroom.

The store had received many nominations, but Billy was the perfect candidate after a string of charity efforts such as taking on the Humber Bridge half marathon in full fire kit and breathing apparatus earlier this year! Billy received a £100 gift voucher to spend in store for being the winning candidate.

Asda’s local Community Life Champion, Joanne Garwood (second from left) explained how the community room can be used by local organisations and groups for free. To find out more, contact Joanne at or call 01482 483800 ext 222