Community

Congratulations to our fab Weymouth Community Champion Sandy West who has become Mayor of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland!

Sandy with Reg from the Merchant Navy Veterans Association and Megan

Sandy was named Mayor at a grand ‘mayor making’ ceremony with more than 60 invited guests including World Champion Paralympic sailor Megan Pascoe and the High Sheriff of Dorset Sir Philip Williams.

She was interviewed by local papers and radio stations, spoke about her Asda role and how she hopes to combine both roles for the good of the community.

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Posted in Community on 24 May 2016
Community

Two students from a special school in Leicester have gained confidence about working life after completing a period of work experience at our Thurmaston store.

Daniel, Jordan and Melissa

Eighteen year olds Daniel and Jordan from West Gate Special School visited the store each Friday for the last five weeks, completing a variety of tasks in the store.

Elaine Braden, who is an employment officer at the school, said: “The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it gave them confidence. They got a great insight in to life in the adult world and were given name badges, uniform and their own locker.”

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Posted in Community on 23 May 2016
Community

Community Champion Karen Fulton has been having lots of fun helping local schools with their patches at Craigie Allotments.

The area of allotments are looked after by volunteers and are used by three schools and Turning Point, who provide a range of services and support for people in the area.

Karen, Skye and Paige helping at the allotment

Karen said: “We have planted potatoes, cabbages, cauliflower, kale, beetroot and radishes so far. Now we are waiting for our tomato plants to grow a little bit more so the kids can plant them in the polytunnels along with the onions and strawberries.”

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Posted in Community on 19 May 2016
Community

June helping out

The new community garden at Saxon Hall is taking shape – with help from our Hereford Community Champion June Thurston.

June regularly volunteers with the gardening club at the Centre and also helped the group secure a £1876 grant from the Asda Foundation to kickstart the project.

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Posted in Community on 18 May 2016
Community

Our Community Champion Carol is helping to raise £250,000 for a war horse memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum – and even rode a horse to show her support for the project.

Carol at the launch

Carol, who works at our Tamworth store, is working with Dartmoor Riding School and Free Spirit Memorial to raise money for the memorial which will provide a tribute to horses that have served in conflicts.

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Posted in Community on 18 May 2016