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Millbrook House

Getting to the shops can be a bit of a struggle for some of the residents of Millbrook House care home in Soham, Cambridgeshire – so we decided to bring our store to them!

We’ve just opened our very first ‘mini Asda’ store in the residential home – and it’s already helping make life a bit easier for residents.

After the ribbon was cut by tenants Fred Mitchell, 93, and Ida Gilbey, also 93, the doors to our smallest store are open every Tuesday and Friday from 10am until noon, allowing the residents to get all their essentials without having to travel.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 07 August 2014
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Sharon Noble solent swim

Asda Fareham Community Life Champion Sharon Noble has taken on plenty of crazy challenges for our cancer charity Tickled Pink but now she’s about to embark upon her biggest yet – swimming across the Solent!

The 48-year-old cancer survivor has skydived, abseiled and zip wired for Tickled Pink – which raises money for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign – but is now gearing up for the daunting challenge of swimming from Ryde on the Isle of Wight to Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue at Stokes Bay!

Sharon, who has been clear of cancer for six years, is taking part in the swim with thirteen others, one being her sister who has always supported her fundraising efforts.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 August 2014
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Twelve-year-old Cody Hartley has been working hard to raise funds to put life-saving defibrillators into local schools and public places. Community Life Champion Maxine Green at Asda Morley was so impressed with her fund-raising efforts that she invited her into store for a surprise presentation.

Cody and the donated defibrillator

Cody was delighted to receive a defibrillator for her campaign and a £50 Asda Giftcard on Wednesday when she visited the store with mum Sheree.

Afterwards she said: “I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am, what a lovely thing to do. To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 01 August 2014
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Lizzie and her family

When Lizzie and her family popped into their nearest Asda while on holiday in Eastbourne they got a nice surprise! Inside the shopping basket they chose was an envelope left by a wellwisher.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 31 July 2014
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Asda customers and colleagues will be cheering on Tom Parsons in the Commonwealth Games today when he competes in the Men’s High Jump final.

Tom Parsons in action

Tom is hoping for a medal after qualifying on Monday – but just two weeks ago he was delivering groceries to our customers in Birmingham!

The international athlete combines his training with working part-time at Asda as a Home Shopping delivery driver in the Chelmsley Wood area of Birmingham.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 30 July 2014