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Colleagues arrange 90th birthday surprise for regular customer Elsie

Happy 90th birthday to regular Asda customer Elsie Ogden!

Elsie and Ray with colleagues

Elsie and her husband Ray call in at our Newark store every morning for a cuppa and a chat – so when colleagues heard it was her big day they gathered round to sing Happy Birthday and give her a bunch of flowers.

“I had a lovely day,” said Elsie. “I got around 20 cards and the store manager Richard Terry gave me a lovely bunch of flowers. Then a group of them all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me.”

Ray, who’s 85, said: "We come in every morning for a little shop and a chat in the cafe. It gets you out of the house and we enjoy it.

“We’ve got to know a lot of the colleagues well and they’ve got to know us too. They are all nice and we have a catch up most days.”

The store’s Community Champion Andrea Jeffery said: "Elsie kept her birthday very quiet until Ray let it slip! She looked so chuffed.

“They are a lovely couple, most of the colleagues in the store know them and look forward to catching up with them when they come in.”

Posted in News & Blogs on 19 April 2017