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Terry McIlmail Whoops cake

Keen bargain hunter Terry McIlmail loves nothing more than popping down to our Newtownards store in the evening to pick up the day’s best ‘Whoops!’ bargains.

So to celebrate his 60th birthday his family decided to bake him the perfect cake – his very own ‘Whoops!’ label!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 October 2014
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We’re delighted that our brand new store at Asda Reddish is now open! You’ll find our popular George clothing range in store as well as a food hall with a pizza counter and bakery – and everything you need for your weekly shop.

Reddish opening day

Thanks to everyone who joined us on opening day – more than 400 people queued, some from 6am, to be the first people through the doors! Pupils from Reddish Vale High School provided the musical entertainment and the store was officially opened by volunteers from Stockport Foodbank including St Elisabeth’s Church reverend Angie Stanton.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 14 October 2014
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Asda Caldicot on opening day

We’re delighted that Asda Caldicot is now open – and that so many of you could join us on opening day.

Imogen helps open the store

Two-year-old Imogen Ashwell-Lewis was specially selected to officially open the store as a “local hero”. The plucky toddler suffers from the nerve-muscle condition spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unaided. Her family have successfully raised £40,000 for an operation to help Imogen walk on her own – and we were delighted to contribute to their appeal.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 14 October 2014
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Colleagues lend a hand at Asda Robroyston

It’s that time of year again when colleagues are busy fundraising for Tickled Pink. This year’s theme for Tickled Pink is “lend a hand” and colleagues around the UK have been doing exactly that – by fundraising in store and inspiring customers to get involved.

They’ve been holding raffles, and doing all kinds of sponsored events to help raise money for the two breast cancer charities we support. To mark the month of fundraising we’ve even turned a few of our stores pink this October – including Asda Portadown in Northern Ireland.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 14 October 2014
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DJ Martin Lowes spent a week “living in a box” at Asda Tunstall and raised more than £11,000 for charity thanks to the generosity of Asda customers and colleagues and Signal 1 FM listeners.

Jayne Adams

The challenge was to live, work, eat and sleep in the glass box with only a 15 minute break every four hours. Martin broadcast his show live from the store every day between 2pm and 7pm on Monday 6th October to Friday 10th October.

Asda Tunstall’s People Services Manager, Jayne Adams, also took part in the challenge, joining Martin in the box for 24 hours. The challenge was all in aid of Douglas Macmillan Hospice and helped the overall “Bring a pound” campaign to top £100,000.

Community Life Champion Bev Capon said: “We have had a full-on week and the event went so well. I am proud of all we achieved.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 13 October 2014