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Here’s the wonderful 102-year-old Jean McCullagh enjoying her first visit to her local Asda in Larne after our colleague Catherine McCallion got to know her through a charity knitting group they both attend.

Jean and Catherine

Jean told Catherine, who’s the store’s Community Champion, she’d love to come in to shop in the store – so Catherine arranged a VIP visit.

Jean, who has five children and is a great-grandma, still lives independently but her mobility has been restricted after breaking her hip so she uses a wheelchair.

Jean thoroughly enjoyed her shopping trip and said: “It was lovely – I would love to come back again!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 January 2017
Community

Colleagues at Asda Watford attended the opening of a wheelchair dance group’s refurbished studio which they helped to rebuild.

Colleagues and group members at the studio

Colleagues from the store have formed a close connection with Shire Spinners after meeting when they were featured in our in-store green token vote.

Members of the group then got talking to the store’s Community Champion Beverley Ashdown about how they could work together, which led to colleagues heading over to the studio to help rebuilding and redecoration work.

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Posted in Community on 20 January 2017
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We’ve been getting behind the charity Dame Esther Rantzen set up to provide help, support and friendship to older people living on their own.

Heather with inset picture of Esther

The Asda Foundation is helping to fund The Silver Line’s Letter Friend scheme where volunteers exchange letters with people like Heather, who struggled with loneliness after her husband Ken died. And our colleagues across the country are spreading the word about the great work The Silver Line does.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 19 January 2017
News & Blogs

Asda Harrogate’s Community Champion Angela is a regular visitor to local schools, charities and good causes – here she is delivering a healthy eating workshop at Bilton Grange Primary School.

Pupils at the school enjoyed different fruits and vegetables

She talked to the children about the importance of a balanced diet and brought along fresh melon, watermelon, pineapple, mango and coconut for them all to try. The melon and pineapple were the pupils’ favourites.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 17 January 2017
Community

Well done to our Walton store’s fab Community Champion Lorraine Ambrose who’s been named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by a local theatre group for adults with learning difficulties and special needs.

Lorraine with her award

Lorraine joins Elektric Apple Theatre Company every week to chat to the group, offer encouragement and help serve refreshments.

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Posted in Community on 16 January 2017