Community

Happy 80th birthday to our wonderful Nuneaton checkout colleague Ennis Claridge.

Ennis and Stewart

She’s worked at the store since it opened 30 years ago and says “I never think about retiring – I’ m happy here.” Colleagues laid on a surprise party for her, and customers including Stewart, pictured above, wished her many happy returns.

Colleagues decorated her checkout for the big day, and held a special afternoon tea for her birthday in the colleagues canteen – where they presented her with flowers and a cake.

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Posted in Community on 20 February 2017
Community

Congratulations to our inspirational colleague Paula Beddoe who’s been named Asda Colleague of the Year – a year after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Paula receives her award

Paula, who’s the Community Champion at our Tipton store, was saved by her neighbour Sheila Bridgen in November 2015. Sheila, who trained as a nurse, performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Paula returned to work just 10 weeks later and since then she’s supported the Restart A Heart programme, helped train 450 senior school children on how to perform CPR, secured a defibrillator for the Tipton Community Centre and won a Community Leadership Award relating to her community work.

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Posted in Community on 20 February 2017
Community

Our Ayr store’s Community Champion Karen Fulton is lending her support to a group of older women who have formed a Walking Netball group to help them stay active.

Karen with the team

Dalmilling Ladies – a group of women in their sixties and seventies – have been playing matches among themselves as they’re yet to find any other teams in the area. So Karen suggested they play a group of pupils from Dalmilling Primary School in Ayr.

Karen volunteers with both groups and they all had a great afternoon. She also presented the Walking Netball team with a £200 cheque from the Asda Foundation.

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Posted in Community on 17 February 2017
Community

Children from Knowleswood Primary School in Bradford have been learning about Asda as part of their latest topic – and have even set up their own “mini Asda” in school.

Touring Asda

The four and five-year-olds are looking at the different types of jobs people do in their local community and also practising their money skills in maths.

All 60 children in the Reception year have been visiting their local Asda Bradford store on Rooley Lane to see how a supermarket is run.

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Posted in Community on 16 February 2017
Community

Our Hartlepool store’s Community Champion Jackie Carroll regularly visits local schools to teach children about healthy eating – and has now expanded her class so parents can join in too.

Healthy eating class

Jackie came up with the idea after speaking to teachers at Grange Primary School about the importance of a balanced diet.

She ran two one-hour sessions at the school, inviting children and their parents to try a range of fruits and healthy foods, as well as giving the parents recipe ideas to use at home.

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Posted in Community on 15 February 2017