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If you or someone you know is doing the Leeds 10k this Sunday you might meet Shadow – the face of SANE’s “Black Dog” mental health campaign.

Shadow

We’ve partnered with mental health charity SANE to raise awareness of mental health issues such as depression. “The black dog” has long been used as a metaphor for depression which is why SANE have chosen it as the symbol of their campaign.

A team of colleagues from Asda will be taking part in the 10k race this Sunday to raise money for the charity and they will be carrying Shadow with them. If you see the team give them a wave!

Marjorie Wallace, SANE’s Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted that through their partnership with SANE, Asda has created “Shadow” as the latest member of our Black Dog pack."

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 July 2015
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Little Harry Charles loves Asda vans so – we arranged for a birthday surprise for him after his mum Karen Sharpe contacted us on Facebook!

Harry in the van

Our Community Life Champion Maxine – who is pictured on the side of some of our Home Shopping vans – accompanied our Home shopping driver Ryan to deliver a very special birthday cake along with the family’s weekly shopping.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 July 2015
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How do you make a classic biscuit even better? Add ice cream!

Ice cream biscuits

Loads of people have taken to social media to share photos and sing the praises of our delicious new ice cream biscuits.

We’ve got two classic biscuit flavours to choose from: Bourbon or Custard Cream.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 July 2015
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Magician Ben Hanlin took our Pocket Tap to the next level when he visited our Old Kent Road store!

Ben amazed customers when he made £5 and £10 notes vanish into thin air only for them to appear into volunteers’ back pockets for them to keep.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 10 July 2015
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This is the moment baby Jack Charlton came face to face with the footballing legend of the same name – in Asda Ashington!

Baby Jack with Jack Charlton

Baby Jack and his parents Kirsty Gray and Lewis Charlton made an 80-mile round-trip from their home in Durham so they could meet the World Cup star.

“He was lovely, he was such a gent!” said mum Kirsty. “I saw he was coming to Asda Ashington on Twitter and I thought I’m never going to get another chance to get a photo of him with baby Jack. It was worth the trip!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 09 July 2015