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Check out this fantastic mini Asda which was made by four and five year old schoolchildren – and is now a permanent feature in their classroom!

Pupils in the mini Asda

Newham Bridge Primary School in Middlesbrough were looking for ways to help their reception classes learn various skills in an engaging way, and as the majority of the children’s parents shop at Asda they decided to build a pretend supermarket in their classroom.

The children and their teachers attached Asda, George and Chosen By You logos to the front of a Wendy house to make it look like a supermarket and have also added toy trolleys, receipts and phones.

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Posted in Community on 09 May 2016
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Asda colleagues at one of our stores in Leicester teamed up to model our limited edition George T-shirts which celebrate Leicester City’s amazing Premier League title win.

Asda Leicester colleagues in the t-shirts

The £5 T-shirts say ’We’ve only gone & won the League 2016’ and were available exclusively at five Asda stores in the Leicester area – Abbey Lane, Oadby, Braunstone, Thurmaston and Hinckley.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 09 May 2016
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Our fab Portadown Community Champion Elaine and the Lord Mayor got in some practice in the Asda aisles for a big Strictly competition this weekend to raise money for local charities.

Elaine and Darryn

Elaine has spent weeks rehearsing for ‘Portadown Cares Does Strictly Come Dancing’ as she raised money for a local housing association, and performed two dances with Darryn Causby, Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon.

They waltzed to ‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones before performing the Charleston to ‘Bang Bang’ by will.i.am.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 08 May 2016
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When Graham Lowther was shopping in our Colchester store he did a double take when he spotted his “twin” on one of our cushions.

Graham and our Prince's Trust George Home cushion

The cushion is part of the new Caspian nautical range created by talented designer Katie Craven, 26, in partnership with The Prince’s Trust.

Graham posted two pictures on Instagram and said: “I did a double take when I spotted the cushion. There was nothing else for it, the cushion was in my hand and now on my sofa!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 May 2016
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Did you know that every time you buy a 5p carrier bag from one of our stores in England you’re supporting dementia research?

5p Asda Carrier bags

This year we’re donating £6 million – the proceeds from the carrier bag charge in England – to University College London to help fund a new Dementia Research Centre in London. The aim is to bring together the world’s best scientific minds to help them discover the cause of dementia and ultimately find a cure.

Sadly we know that many of our customers and colleagues will know someone with dementia as 45 million people are living with the condition. That’s why we’re also encouraging customers and colleagues to download Sea Hero Quest – a fun mobile game that will directly help scientists with their research.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 04 May 2016