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Thank you to Asda customer Stephanie for posting on Facebook to say how much she appreciates our “awesome” colleague Jaya who works at one of our Leeds stores.

Jaya and CJ

Stephanie’s four-year-old son CJ is a huge fan of Jaya – who works on the self-service checkouts in the Adel store – and always runs up to see her whenever he and his family go to Asda.

Stephanie posted a message about Jaya on a local community group which has thousands of members.

She said: "In hope this reaches Jaya who works at Holt Park Asda, I want to say a huge thank you to you just for being you !!

“You’re a credit to Asda you really are. This lady is awesome, so kind, caring and helpful. She has made our weekly shopping on a Saturday so much easier, as my son loves her.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 28 December 2016
Community Christmas

We’re very proud of our Coatbridge colleagues Ann and Sandra who will be spending Christmas Day at a local soup kitchen cooking and serving a full festive meal for people in need.

Sandra and Ann

Community Champion Ann Binks (on the right) and People Manager Sandra Purkiss will be joined by Ann’s husband Barrie and son Ben at the Helping Hands Soup Kitchen.

It’s the third year they’ve gone along on Christmas Day to cook the meal, chat to people, hand out gifts and clean up afterwards. The meal and presents are funded by a £1,000 grant from the Asda Foundation.

Ann, who volunteers regularly at the soup kitchen, said: "Four years ago the soup kitchen was providing food on Christmas Day but not a proper Christmas dinner, so I thought I would help provide one and it’s gone on from there.

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Posted by Community Christmas on 23 December 2016
Community Christmas

A big well done to Leeds Rhinos player Adam Cuthbertson who’ll be delivering hundreds of toys to children in hospital on Christmas Day.

Adam and Maxine

He raised more than £1,000 by selling his jerseys and kit – and we’re supporting his efforts by donating more toys to give to kids who’ll be spending Christmas in Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Adam called in to our Morley store to pick up the gifts from the store’s Community Champion Maxine Green.

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Posted by Community Christmas on 23 December 2016
Community Christmas

Thirty of our fantastic colleagues at Asda Colne were out today delivering warm clothing from George and serving hot meals to the homeless and people in need.

Colleagues prepare to deliver clothing

The store’s Community Champion Diane Springthorpe came up with the idea of volunteering at the Salvation Army’s Christmas event – and colleagues said they would love to get involved.

They joined Salvation Army volunteers to serve a full Christmas meal to 90 people and hand out George socks, scarves, gloves and other items of warm clothing, before ending the day by singing Christmas carols.

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Posted by Community Christmas on 22 December 2016
Community Christmas

Isobel Banks is one of the 150 wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to making life better for older people in South Lanarkshire.

Elizabeth Arbuckle and Isobel Banks

Elizabeth Arbuckle, the Community Champion at our Toryglen store, used a £1,000 grant from the Asda Foundation to throw a Christmas party to say thank you to all the Hidden Heroes who volunteer with the Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP).

Many of the volunteers are retired local people who offer companionship and friendship to older people and do handy jobs like changing lightbulbs and curtains, washing inside windows, turning mattresses and more.

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Posted by Community Christmas on 16 December 2016