Jan meets the Home-Start mascot

Our Middleton Park Community Champion Jan popped down to Hazlehead Park to help Home-Start volunteers unveil their new “big friendly bench”.

Painted in bright Home-Start colours, it’s just one of a set of new benches you’ll find in the park as part of Blooming Big Aberdeen’s Friendly Bench Project. They have been donated by Aberdeen Council to help local organisations raise awareness of the work each of the groups does in their community.

Trying out the big friendly bench

Home-Start is one of Asda Middleton Park’s chosen charities and provides families in need with practical and emotional support. Jan helped out on the day with face painting as well as chatting to the families and Home-Start volunteers at the event.

Posted in Community on 10 August 2016

Our Warrington Community Champion Liz volunteers every month at a local respite centre for adults with special needs, with fellow Community Champion Cathy from Asda Westbrook.

Liz with a letter from the Queen

Last week Liz was delighted to get a very special thank you letter from Buckingham Palace, signed by the Queen’s Lady in Waiting, passing on thanks and best wishes from the Queen to her and Long Lane – Weston Lea Project for their handmade 90th birthday card. Liz framed the letter and presented it to the group this week. She said their response really made her day!

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Posted in Community on 05 August 2016

Asda Community colleagues from our Warrington and Westbrook stores recently supported Evelyn St Primary School with their “Beauty and The Beast Musical Themed Garden” for the RHS Tatton Show.

Community Champion Liz from Asda Warrington

Liz and Cathy have been working in the school gardens and allotments helping to create a sensory space and pleasant creative environment for the children. Liz said: “So far we’ve managed to scale back the weeds, clean and tidy the greenhouse area and clear the broken debris after the gardens were left in disrepair after its last carer retired.”

The school has entered the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Cheshire for the past few years and this year asked our Community colleagues to support them in creating a spectacular garden.

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Posted in Community on 01 August 2016

At the Tickled Pink stall with the Mayor and Mayoress

For the past five years Mary Williams, our Community Champion at Asda Wrexham, has organised a Family Fun Day in Wrexham – and this year’s was the biggest yet!

The sunshine certainly brought out the crowds – thanks to everyone who came and helped make it such a fun community event. Colleagues from Asda Warrington and Asda Chester also helped out on the day. The event raised £896.62 for Tickled Pink.

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Posted in Community on 21 July 2016

Children at a Durham school couldn’t believe their eyes when they harvested the new potatoes they’d grown with the help of Asda colleague Adam Foster.

Harvesting time

This heart-shaped potato was the pick of the crop from the school garden in Sherburn, County Durham. The school’s “Eco-team”, pictured above with Adam from Asda Durham Living, harvested the new potatoes which they will be selling at the school’s summer fayre.

The children kept some of the crop to sample in the school canteen – and Adam’s store manager also bought some to cook up into leek and potato soup for colleagues to enjoy too!

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Posted in Community on 19 July 2016