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Little Harry Charles loves Asda vans so – we arranged for a birthday surprise for him after his mum Karen Sharpe contacted us on Facebook!

Harry in the van

Our Community Life Champion Maxine – who is pictured on the side of some of our Home Shopping vans – accompanied our Home shopping driver Ryan to deliver a very special birthday cake along with the family’s weekly shopping.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 July 2015
Community

There are up to 72 cats at any one time at the RSPCA’s cattery in York waiting to be rehomed – like 16-year-old Tigger in this photo.

Andy and Angela helped deliver the new washer!

As you can imagine that’s a lot of bedding and toys which need washing daily – so when the cattery’s washing machine was on its last legs the Friends of York and District RSPCA launched an appeal to raise money for a new one.

Andy Watson, the manager at our Monks Cross store in York, spotted the appeal on Twitter and got in touch to say he could help – and then organised a surprise delivery!

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Posted in Community on 08 July 2015
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We’ve raised almost £156,000 for Scottish social enterprises and community projects through our carrier bag fund.

As part of the Scottish Government’s carrier bag charge, customers in Scotland have been paying 5p for each carrier bag they use. We pledged to donate half of the funds from the bag charge to support social enterprises and community projects across Scotland.

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As part of our pledge we’ve given half of our Community Capital Fund to Social Investment Scotland (SIS), which has awarded the funding to five community-based social enterprises across the country.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 12 June 2015
News & Blogs

We’ll be welcoming Help for Heroes into Asda stores across the country in July to raise funds – and we’re looking for volunteers to get involved.

Get involved with Help for Heroes

The fundraising weekend on 4th and 5th July will be our fifth, with previous years raising up to £430,000 for the charity.

We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy working as part of a team, engaging with people and having fun to join us in store to help collect donations and sell official Help for Heroes merchandise.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 June 2015
News & Blogs

Asda Boston’s Community Life Champion Stephen Bromby made a brilliant impression on children at a local school when he took fruit and vegetables for them to try.

One little boy was so taken by a new fruit he tried that he his mum to add a new fruit to their weekly shop – even though he couldn’t remember its name without a little help from our colleagues.

Bobbie-Jack and Asda colleague

Year one classes at the school had been learning that we can eat roots, shoots, stems, leaves, fruits and seeds so Stephen brought along carrots, beansprouts, celery, lettuce, pears and pomegranates for the whole class to try.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 12 May 2015