Community

A big thank you to all the customers and colleagues at Asda Dewsbury who helped fill 18 trolleys with donations for Batley Food Bank – with support from all the candidates standing for the local seat in the General Election.

Sharon with the candidates

The store’s Community Champion Sharon Kingswood organised a 15-hour collection marathon over the weekend to support the food bank as a way of celebrating the store’s 15th birthday.

The food bank was championed by Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, who was murdered last year, and candidates standing for the Dewsbury seat in the General Election lent their support when they stopped campaigning for an hour as part of a national initiative organised by her widower Brendan.

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Posted in Community on 22 May 2017
Community

Children at a primary school in Cumbria learned how to make bread and sampled lots of different fruit when our Carlisle store’s Community Champion Niki Iveson called in for a fun-filled visit.

Pupils made their own bread

The four-and-five-year-old reception class pupils at Brampton Primary School tried different types of bread before making their own ‘bread-in-a-bag’ to take home to be freshly baked.

Posted in Community on 22 May 2017
Community

Colleagues and customers at our Kilmarnock store have been getting behind a charity set up by a local mum to help teenagers struggling with mental health problems and families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Sophie, Emma, Fia, Pauline and George

Beautiful Inside & Out was founded by Pauline Moriarty after her 13-year-old daughter Jenna took her own life in 2013.

Pauline said: "We felt that the support network wasn’t there to help you deal with going through something like this.

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Posted in Community on 10 May 2017
Community

Armed forces veterans have presented our Leigh store’s Community Champion Gwen Appleton with a special award to thank her for helping them every week.

Gwen receiving her award with the group

Gwen volunteers with the Compassion in Action charity every Thursday, serving a two-course lunch and refreshments to the Finding Friendships, Joining Forces group, who are aged from their thirties to nineties.

At one of their recent lunches the charity’s founder Pam Gilligan presented Gwen with a Community Star award to recognise her efforts.

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Posted in Community on 09 May 2017
Community

Well done to Whitehill Primary School who celebrated winning our Reddish store’s recent Green Token Giving vote by striking a pose for the camera!

Cheque presentation

The school’s headteacher Steven Hall came into the store with their young committee who will come up with ideas on how to spend the £500 Asda Foundation donation.

The store’s Community Champion Laura Biddulph said: "The committee will choose what outdoor play equipment they would like, suggestions ranged from a swimming pool to netball. I am sure the young ones have many more ideas.

“Our colleague Louise helped present the cheque to a very happy group. Well done to everyone.”

Posted in Community on 08 May 2017