News & Blogs

Ten-year-old Oliver normally loves playing computer games – but “is having more fun than anything he’s played with in months” after his mum Jayne bought one of our chalkboards.

Oliver and his favourite drawing on his new chalkboard

Jayne bought the chalkboard from our Lowestoft store and shared this great picture of Oliver with one of his favourite drawings with us on Facebook.

She said: “Forget computer games and consoles, he’s had more fun and I’ve seen more smiles out of him from this than anything he’s played with in months! Thanks Asda, and thanks from my son too!”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 06 July 2016
Community

We were proud to welcome volunteer fundraisers into our stores across the country this weekend to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Asda Elgin

Each year representatives from the charity set up stalls in our foyers and help raise funds. We’re proud to have welcomed them back for the sixth successive year.

With the help of dedicated volunteers, cadets, servicemen and women, as well as Hero the Bear, the collection teams always do a great job to raise awareness and funds for the charity. A big thank you to everyone who gave their time, and to all our colleagues and customers for their support.

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Posted in Community on 04 July 2016
News & Blogs

Little Connie gets excited every Thursday morning and shouts ‘Shopping Man!’ when she sees Asda delivery driver Stuart arriving with her mum’s groceries.

Connie and Stuart

Her mum Vic Boreham always orders her groceries to be delivered on a Thursday morning and each week Stuart drops off her shopping at their home in Scunthorpe. Connie then helps tick off all the items.

Vic said: “When Stuart arrives he always waves at Connie and makes a big fuss of her when she greets him at the door. He always waves goodbye from his van too. She gets so excited when she sees the van and shouts ‘shopping man’ at the window.”

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Posted in News & Blogs on 01 July 2016
Strawberry Tea

Colleagues and customers from our Cape Hill store who’ve battled cancer were reunited with one of the nurses who cared for them at a fundraising event for Breast Cancer Care.

Colleagues at Asda Cape Hill enjoy their Strawberry Tea

Our Community Champion Judah Griffith arranged a Strawberry Tea at the store to raise money and awareness for the charity. The event included visits from the local fire service and local nurse Marcia Berry from the City Hospital breast cancer unit.

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Posted in Strawberry Tea on 27 June 2016
Community

When our Chesser store’s much-loved Community Champion Linda died of cancer last year her son Gary stepped in to the role to continue her fantastic work.

Gary and Linda

This month he’s been encouraging customers to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Care as part of the charity’s nationwide Strawberry Tea campaign.

Linda won awards for her fantastic charity efforts during her time as Community Champion at the store in Edinburgh and was much-loved by colleagues and customers. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, had a breast removed and recovered well until the illness returned last September in her lungs.

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Posted in Community on 24 June 2016