Community

Little ones at a nursery school enjoyed a special bread-making session arranged by our Bolton store’s Community Champion Christine Baldwin

Christine with one of the pupils

Christine Baldwin was joined by Bakery Manager Mark Entwistle as they taught a total of 52 youngsters from the nursery at St Matthew’s Primary School in two sessions themed around the book by Usborne called That’s Not My Hedgehog.

Christine read the groups the story, which explores the textures and reasons why the hedgehog on each page is different, and the children were given samples of a variety of textures mentioned in the book to feel.

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Posted in Community on 13 June 2017
Community

It’s smiles all round outside Asda Doncaster as residents from a local care home head off for a Lakeside picnic trip.

Residents with carers and colleagues

The pensioners from Oaklands Care Home raised £500 at the store before going on their trip. The money will go towards other social activities in future.

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Posted in Community on 07 June 2017
Community

A big well done to our Hayle Harbour store’s Community Champion Jenna Fentham who’s received the Mayor’s Female Citizen of the Year Award for her tireless volunteering efforts.

Jenna with her award

Jenna brought her award into the store to show colleagues – and Deputy Store Manager Sarah Taylor said everyone at Asda Hayle Harbour is delighted for her.

Sarah said: “We’re so proud of everything Jenna has achieved. This award is so well deserved and we’re over the moon for her.”

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Posted in Community on 07 June 2017
Community

Congratulations to Ballinamallard Primary and Community Nursery School who won the recent Green Token Giving vote at our Enniskillen store.

Simon with pupils and teachers

The store’s Community Champion Simon Harron presented delighted pupils and teachers with the cheque for £500 from the Asda Foundation.

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Posted in Community on 06 June 2017
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