Our Bolton stores have teamed up with local businesses to support The Big Bolton Toy Appeal – and this year they’re aiming to give 2,000 presents to children.

Bolton Toy Appeal

Colleagues from our five stores in Bolton are supporting the appeal, in partnership with a number of local businesses.

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Posted in Community on 25 November 2015

A big well done to the fantastic customers and colleagues in our stores in the South East region who have raised more than £12,000 for Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance!

Colleagues presenting the cheque to Kent and Sussex Air Ambulance

Stores across the region held a range of special events to raise money for the Air Ambulance as it marks its 25th anniversary – selling raffle tickets to win a new Mini, holding bucket collections, tombolas, dress up and dress down days, and selling wristbands.

Sittingbourne Community Life Champion Claire Fosbeary said: “The charity is close to many of our customers’ hearts and they fully got behind the fundraising.”

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Posted in Community on 17 November 2015

The Living Well With Dementia mental health team have officially opened their Dementia Garden in Motherwell with the help of colleagues at Asda Motherwell.

Living Well With Dementia's new garden

Visitors to the garden are provided with a relaxing environment that includes planting to stimulate sight, sound and smell, a sundial, raised planters to allow wheelchair users to touch the plants, seating and a bird feeder. A metal globe which highlights the millions of people around the world affected by dementia is the centrepiece of the garden.

The garden, which is free for the whole community to access, has taken three years to complete and cost more than £8,000.

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Posted in Community on 11 November 2015
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Our inspirational colleague Joy Milne has come up with a great way for making maths fun for children from a local primary school.

Maths lesson at the checkout

Joy, who’s the community life champion at our Inverness store, has been teaching children from Cauldron Primary School how to budget for a week’s food shopping as part of their maths lessons.

Joy is also a nursery school teacher and has been running the classes for the past three years – since the store opened. They have proved a huge hit with children, teachers and even school inspectors and there is a waiting list for schools to take part.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 October 2015

Congratulations to our colleague Jill Brady who has won a Bury Woman of the Year award for all the great work she does in the local community.

Jill works as a Community Life Champion at our Pilsworth store and spends around 15 hours of her time each week volunteering in the community.

Jill and the mayor Stella Smith

The Bury Woman of the Year awards are hosted every year by Bury Hospice and Jill was nominated by Pearl who works at the hospice. There were four categories and Jill won in the volunteering category.

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Posted in Community on 22 October 2015