Community

Elderly guests enjoyed a cuppa and a catch-up in our Washington store’s cafe after being invited in by Community Champion Maureen, who was recently awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list for all the work she does with local groups.

Maureen with elderly guests

Around 30 members of Age UK Sunderland, who Maureen regularly volunteers with, met up for the coffee morning.

Maureen and other colleagues handed out treats from the bakery and served refreshments, then chatted to the guests.

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Posted in Community on 19 July 2017
Community

A big thank you to all the customers and colleagues who’ve helped us raise £2m for Help for Heroes.

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Volunteers for the armed forces charity have been holding annual collections in our stores since 2011 and were in our stores across the country again earlier this month.

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Posted in Community on 18 July 2017
Community

There were smiles all round as colleagues from our Wrexham store joined hundreds of people for a fun community carnival in aid of Tickled Pink.

Wrexham Tickled Pink event

The event is organised every year by the store’s community champion Mary Williams and this year several of her colleagues helped out too. The event raised more than £1,000 to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now.

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Posted in Community on 17 July 2017
News & Blogs

Our Washington store’s fantastic Community Champion Maureen Wallwork was on hand to help out at the first ever Springwell Village 1940s weekend.

Asda colleagues help out at Springwell Village 1940s weekend

Maureen, and Asda Gateshead Community Champion Lynn Ivison, joined in with thousands of people from the local community to get into the swing of the weekend – helping kids make ration packs and joining in with a picnic in the park.

The free event was organised by Springwell Village Community Venue and the Bowes Railway heritage site and saw local people come together to commemorate the history of World War Two and the heritage of the village.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 03 July 2017
Community

Our Aberdeen Beach store’s colleagues stepped in to help when a local nursery’s giant Asda gnome was destroyed by vandals.

David and Erin with the gnomes at the nursery, Laura second from left

Four-year-old Louise McGillivray (pictured above, second left) was one of the children who was upset after their gnome was damaged and mentioned it to her uncle David Wright, who’s a section leader at the store.

He spoke to the store’s community champion Erin Campbell, and the pair arranged to personally deliver two new gnomes to Bramble Brae Nursery – to the delight of the children.

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Posted in Community on 30 June 2017