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Meet amazing 102-year-old great-grandmother Elaine Sutcliffe, who’s still a regular shopper at our Halifax store – and brings a smile to the face of colleagues like our community champion Amanda Clegg.

Amanda and Elaine

Elaine, who lives independently in sheltered accommodation, catches the Access bus to the store with friends and neighbours.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 31 August 2017
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“Asda Baby” Gemma Mape was invited into our Wythenshawe store for a special 10th birthday treat – a decade after winning a competition to mark the store’s opening.

Rebekah and Gemma

She’s pictured here with the store’s community champion Rebekah Hinchcliffe who arranged for Gemma to come in and make pizzas on the pizza counter.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 30 August 2017
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Niel Barnard was devastated when the sheltered workshop he’d worked at for 22 years closed and he couldn’t find another job. But he’s now going from strength to strength after our Luton store took him on as a porter.

Niel with colleagues at Luton

His mum Barbara Edlin contacted us on Facebook to say what a difference it had made to Niel, who has mild cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.

She said: “Asda really do look after those who have special needs and bring the best out of them … the Luton team are like one big family.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 25 August 2017
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Little Evan Matthews loved the limited edition Coco Pops Croc Prints so much colleagues at our Halifax store were determined to help when they heard how distraught he was when his mum found they’d been discontinued and she couldn’t get them for him.

Evan

Six-year-old Evan has autism and sensory problems that mean he likes routine and is reluctant to try anything new. So there were smiles all round when Kellogg’s responded to an appeal from the store’s community champion Amanda Clegg and managed to track down the last remaining boxes for him.

His mum Laura said: “Everyone’s been amazing in helping me to source some more boxes. We can’t thank Amanda, Asda and Kellogg’s enough.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 18 August 2017
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Our Bromborough store has trialled a successful ‘Quiet Hour’ to help autistic customers and others who struggle with loud noises.

Alex and Helen-Louise outside the store

The store turned off the music, dimmed the lights and handed out maps of the store to make the shopping experience more comfortable for guests from Autism Together.

The store’s community champion Helen-Louise Sestan-Burton regularly helps the group and invited members including volunteer Alex, who’s autistic himself, to do their weekly shop during the trial.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 16 August 2017