Tickled Pink

Volunteers from across Northern Ireland came together at our Portadown store for a special sponsored knit-in to mark the 20th anniversary of our Tickled Pink breast cancer campaign.

20 years of Tickled Pink

The women are members of a group who meet monthly to make Knitted Knockers – a lightweight alternative to silicone prostheses for women who’ve had mastectomies. The knitted versions are more comfortable, easier to fit and can be worn inside a normal bra.

Our Portadown Community Champion Elaine Livingstone (above, second from right) invited the Knitted Knockers of Northern Ireland into the store after meeting founder Joanne Harris (below left) at the group’s first sponsored knit-in this summer.

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Posted in Tickled Pink on 24 September 2016

Our Community Champion from Asda Inverness was at Fort George with military veterans for the annual Highland Military Tattoo celebrations – helping to steward the event and support the veterans.

Joy at the Highland Military Tattoo

Joy ended up giving away her own scarf and gloves to one elderly visitor in a wheelchair who was suffering in the wind and rain.

Col Roddy Wood, who is Vice Chairman of the Highland Military Tattoo, was grateful for Joy’s efforts. He said: “Joy is always a great help. She helped us at the Tattoo, at the Veterans Day Parade and she used to help me with the Armed Forces Day in Inverness. She’s always there to give us a hand.”

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Posted in Community on 22 September 2016

Rachel Webber from our Gosport store is one of our 400 community champions across the UK who run regular healthy eating and food inspiration sessions for local schoolchildren.

Making Frittata

Rachel runs a weekly cookery club at nearby Gomer Junior School – and this week she was teaching a new group of 12 children about eggs and how to cook mini frittatas. The children also learn about things like meal planning, hygiene, food preparation, kitchen utensils and clearing up.

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Posted in Community on 22 September 2016

Our fab Community Champions Michelle and Mel teamed up to join in a fun day for a group of adults who have support needs.

Michelle & Mel with members of the group

Gosforth Community Champion Michelle Castledine and Benton Community Champion Mel Foster went along to the fun day with the Caddyshack Community Group.

The Asda Foundation contributed £300 to the day which was held at a community centre in Newcastle.

Michelle and Mel joined in with the group’s sports related games, arts and crafts and also sang and danced the afternoon away with the help of a local singer.

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Posted in Community on 14 September 2016

It was smiles all round when Ystrad Rhondda Mini Juniors were presented with a cheque for £1,033 from the Asda Foundation!

Ystrad Rhondda Mini Juniors receiving their cheque

Our Tonypandy Community Champion Karen Thomas helped the team apply for the grant to put towards their training equipment.

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Posted in Community on 01 September 2016