Community

A big well done to Peterborough Community Life Champion Jo Frost, who’s been running a cookery hub to help parents make healthy meals for their children for the last year.

Jo doing some work with a local school

The classes were inspired by Jo’s visits to nearby Highlees Primary School, where she taught children about food and nutrition, and was then asked to do similar things for parents.

Her classes for parents have been really popular and she covers a range of areas from sharing her food tips to showing parents how to cook cheap and healthy meals.

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Posted in Community on 10 February 2016
Community

Schoolchildren learned about the importance of exercise, healthy eating and road safety on a visit to our Aberdare store – thanks to our resourceful Community Life Champion Julie Cook.

Julie's selfie with the 'walking bus'

The pupils from Oaklands Primary School came to the store to learn more about what’s in their food and where it comes from.

But instead of them getting lifts back to lessons, Julie hit on the idea of leading a ‘walking bus’ alongside teachers and parents – encouraging the children to stroll to school.

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Posted in Community on 08 February 2016
Community

Things are looking good at the new play house at the Brynmawr Millennium Terence Garden, which is being built thanks to a £2,000 grant from the Asda Foundation.

Volunteers accepting the cheque from the Asda Foundation

Rhiannon Silcox, the Community Life Champion at our Brynmawr store, applied for the grant and she recently visited the garden to see the progress of the play house.

She said: “I decided to apply for the grant as the garden is such a fantastic place. It’s very local to our store and a little help would make a huge difference.”

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Posted in Community on 02 February 2016
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A project for budding musicians backed by The Voice finalist Jamie Johnson is preparing to get off the ground – with a little help from one of our Asda Community Life Champions.

Jamie with Rosie and other volunteers

Jamie, who’s now a professional signer after being mentored by Kylie Minogue on the BBC talent contest in 2014, is helping construct Riverside One. The studios are a place for local musicians to rehearse and record in Chatham, Kent.

Rosie Smith, Community Life Champion at our nearby Gillingham Pier superstore, has been volunteering at the site.

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Posted in Community on 01 February 2016
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Our inspirational colleague Joy Milne runs regular budgeting lessons for local primary schoolchildren at Asda Inverness which are hugely popular.

Joy with her receipts under £10

During the six-week course she asks the children to buy a food shop for a week for just £10 – enough for seven breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners. It’s great fun and helps the children with their maths as well as teaching them about healthy eating and budgeting.

So we asked Joy how she would spend her £10 budget. She came back with two options – one including meat and one for vegetarians. Here’s how she got on…

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Posted in Community on 01 February 2016