Community

Our colleagues at our Gateshead store laid on afternoon tea and a special assisted shop for a group of local pensioners.

Lynn and Maureen help customer Margaret with her shopping

Girl Guides chatted to the customers at the event, which was organised by the store’s Community Champion Lynn Ivison.

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Posted in Community on 19 April 2017
Community

Our Antrim store’s Community Champion Barbara Logan laid on a special Easter afternoon tea and treats for guests at a stroke support group.

Barbara with some of the group

Barbara visits the Stroke Association Antrim Support Group every Monday to help with their tasks and help them make their food, so she wanted to arrange something special for Easter. As well as laying on afternoon tea, she also arranged for each guest to be given an Easter egg to take home.

She said: “An important part of my job is to be at the heart of the local community, and I really enjoy spending time with this special group. It was great to see how much everyone enjoyed the treats, and it is always rewarding that Asda’s support can make a real difference in the community.”

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Posted in Community on 11 April 2017
Community

Eleven colleagues at our Warrington store teamed up to knit 80 Easter chicks to give to a hospice in the town.

Some of the colleagues at Asda Warrington

The store’s Community Champion Liz Cotterill donated the knitted chicks – each filled with a chocolate egg – to St Rocco’s Hospice, as well as 57 Easter eggs that had been donated by customers.

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Posted in Community on 11 April 2017
Community

Our Portadown store’s fab Community Champion Elaine Livingstone dressed as the Easter Bunny as she arranged a craft workshop for youngsters from a local pre-school playgroup.

Elaine with some of the children

The little ones at Epworth Pre-School Playgroup took part in a range of Easter-themed activities, including egg painting and drawing Easter pictures. Each child was given a chocolate egg to take home.

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Posted in Community on 06 April 2017
Community

Colleagues from three of our East Midlands stores teamed up to support the thousands of runners who took part in the Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10k run.

Paula and Andrea

Paula Robinson, Community Champion at our Lincoln North Hykeham store was joined by Stephen Bromby, the Community Champion at our Boston store, and Andrea Jeffery, Community Champion at our Newark store, to hand out bottles of water and isotonic sports drinks, which were provided by the Asda Foundation, to participants at the end of the race.

People who took part in the race also received a goody bag and t-shirt as well as an engraved medal courtesy of the Asda Foundation, which also arranged free activities in the family fun zone.

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Posted in Community on 05 April 2017