Strawberry Tea

We’ve teamed up with Leeds Rhinos to help launch this year’s Breast Cancer Care Strawberry Tea campaign!

Launched in 1998, Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea encourages friends, colleagues and families to hold a #StrawberryTea event in their homes, work or community to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Strawberry Tea launch

Leeds Rhinos CEO Gary Hetherington hosted a special Strawberry Tea Party at the club’s stadium with club staff and local Asda colleagues to kick-off the campaign.

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Posted in Strawberry Tea on 24 May 2016
Strawberry Tea

We’re partnering up with Breast Cancer Care to support their Strawberry Tea fundraising campaign this summer!

Strawberry Tea

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer. They understand the emotions, challenges and decisions people face every day and they know that everyone’s experience is different. From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, through their treatment and beyond, their team of nurses, specialists and volunteers will be there.

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Posted in Strawberry Tea on 24 May 2016
Community

Congratulations to our fab Weymouth Community Champion Sandy West who has become Mayor of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland!

Sandy with Reg from the Merchant Navy Veterans Association and Megan

Sandy was named Mayor at a grand ‘mayor making’ ceremony with more than 60 invited guests including World Champion Paralympic sailor Megan Pascoe and the High Sheriff of Dorset Sir Philip Williams.

She was interviewed by local papers and radio stations, spoke about her Asda role and how she hopes to combine both roles for the good of the community.

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Posted in Community on 24 May 2016
Community

Two students from a special school in Leicester have gained confidence about working life after completing a period of work experience at our Thurmaston store.

Daniel, Jordan and Melissa

Eighteen year olds Daniel and Jordan from West Gate Special School visited the store each Friday for the last five weeks, completing a variety of tasks in the store.

Elaine Braden, who is an employment officer at the school, said: “The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it gave them confidence. They got a great insight in to life in the adult world and were given name badges, uniform and their own locker.”

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Posted in Community on 23 May 2016
News & Blogs

When Nick Brooker’s motorised wheelchair broke down he was stuck on a busy road half a mile from his home in Eastbourne… until our delivery driver Laurence Williams spotted him and pulled over.

Laurence, Nick and carer Ana

Nick, who has trouble speaking, showed him a card with his name and address – and Laurence pushed him back to Chaseley Trust Home, which cares for people with acquired brain injuries.

Ana Kirk, team leader in direct care at Chaseley Trust, said: “It was a very beautiful thing that Laurence did. It was quite a distance to push him back. These motorised wheelchairs are very heavy for one person to push, particularly as part of the journey was uphill.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 20 May 2016