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Seven-year-old Dylan Russell was invited in for a special day “working” in our Huyton store after colleagues spotted him tidying up the baskets at one of the checkouts.

Dylan, who has autism, used to get anxious or restless towards the end of shopping trips until he struck up a great relationship with colleagues like Gareth.

Gareth and Dylan

His mum Michelle says he’s “in his element” when he’s in Asda and wants to work on the checkouts when he grows up.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 21 July 2017
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This week we’ve been recognising our fantastic long-serving colleagues – like Pauline Brown, who’s worked at our Cramlington store for 45 years.

Pauline, front, with colleagues

Colleagues with more than 25 years of service got together at the Big Asda Anniversary to celebrate their commitment to our stores and customers.

Pauline has worked on the checkouts at the store since 1972 and has no plans to retire.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 July 2017
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Good luck to our “superstar” colleague Jodie Boyd-Ward who’ll be playing for the England Wheelchair Rugby League team at the World Cup.

Jodie and former Great Britain rugby league international Paul Sculthorpe

Jodie, who has severe arthritis, works at our Middleton store in Leeds and also plays for Leeds Rhinos. She was presented with her England shirt by former Great Britain rugby league international Paul Sculthorpe (pictured above).

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Posted in News & Blogs on 19 July 2017
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Two-year-old Leo Spavin can now join his mum and dad on their weekly shop at Asda Scunthorpe thanks to our GoTo Shop trolley.

Leo with Nikki and Chris

Leo has a rare genetic disorder and is cared for full-time by his mum Nikki, pictured above with Leo and her husband Chris.

Nikki said: “The trolley helps massively … I couldn’t do a big shop on my own before. In this trolley he is elevated and facing us, which means he’s much happier because he can see everything that’s going on!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 14 July 2017
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Happy 81st birthday to our lovely colleague Pat Walmsley who’s worked at Asda Pudsey since 1972!

Happy birthday Pat

Colleagues surprised her with two cakes to celebrate her special day and 45th anniversary at the store. Asda Pudsey manager Mark Dimbleby said: “Pat’s a fantastic colleague … she’s got the energy of a 20-year-old and is always happy and smiley.”

Pat has two children, Martin and Deborah, and granddaughter Rowena who’s 24. She worked as a tailor making raincoats before starting working on the deli at the old Pudsey store in 1972 – then moved across to the new store at Owlcotes Shopping Centre in 1997 where she now works in the bakery.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 07 July 2017