Community

A big thank you to all the customers and colleagues who’ve helped us raise £2m for Help for Heroes.

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Volunteers for the armed forces charity have been holding annual collections in our stores since 2011 and were in our stores across the country again earlier this month.

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Posted in Community on 18 July 2017
Community

There were smiles all round as colleagues from our Wrexham store joined hundreds of people for a fun community carnival in aid of Tickled Pink.

Wrexham Tickled Pink event

The event is organised every year by the store’s community champion Mary Williams and this year several of her colleagues helped out too. The event raised more than £1,000 to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now.

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Posted in Community on 17 July 2017
News & Blogs

Our Washington store’s fantastic Community Champion Maureen Wallwork was on hand to help out at the first ever Springwell Village 1940s weekend.

Asda colleagues help out at Springwell Village 1940s weekend

Maureen, and Asda Gateshead Community Champion Lynn Ivison, joined in with thousands of people from the local community to get into the swing of the weekend – helping kids make ration packs and joining in with a picnic in the park.

The free event was organised by Springwell Village Community Venue and the Bowes Railway heritage site and saw local people come together to commemorate the history of World War Two and the heritage of the village.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 03 July 2017
Community

Our Aberdeen Beach store’s colleagues stepped in to help when a local nursery’s giant Asda gnome was destroyed by vandals.

David and Erin with the gnomes at the nursery, Laura second from left

Four-year-old Louise McGillivray (pictured above, second left) was one of the children who was upset after their gnome was damaged and mentioned it to her uncle David Wright, who’s a section leader at the store.

He spoke to the store’s community champion Erin Campbell, and the pair arranged to personally deliver two new gnomes to Bramble Brae Nursery – to the delight of the children.

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Posted in Community on 30 June 2017
Community

An Antrim charity which helps a wide range of local community groups and vulnerable people has received a grant from the Asda Foundation to help pay for a new minibus.

Cheque presentation

Volunteers from the Family Caring Centre visited Asda Antrim to collect a cheque for £28,820 from the store’s Community Champion Barbara Logan.

The group supports activities ranging from a creche to a telephone friendship scheme for elderly people. As well as transporting service users, the charity will now be able to offer group outings for the charities and community groups they’re involved with.

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Posted in Community on 27 June 2017