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Green Room News

Dementia Friends is a campaign started by the Alzheimer’s Society with the aim of making life a little easier for people with dementia by creating a more dementia-friendly society.

Dementia Friends

Anybody can become a Dementia Friend, and we’re keen for Asda colleagues to get involved. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition – and showing a little bit more patience and understanding.

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Posted in Green Room News on 26 January 2015
News & Blogs

Asda Parkhead has provided everything you could possibly need to enjoy a traditional Burns supper to their local resettlement centre, The Arch, to make sure everyone is able to tuck into some haggis this Burns Night.

Burns supper donation to The Arch

Colleagues presented The Arch in Parkhead with jam-packed Burns hampers full of all the key ingredients needed to rustle up a true Scottish Burns supper including haggis, neeps, tatties and oatcakes along with other delicious treats.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 23 January 2015
Green Room News

Know a fan of YouTube phenomenon Zoella? Girl Online is the debut romance novel by Zoe Sugg – and we’ve got a signed copy to give away to one lucky colleague!

Girl Online

You can get the book now online at Asda Direct for just £6 – which follows Penny, under the alias GirlOnline, as she blogs about school dramas, boys, and her mad, whirlwind family.

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 January 2015
Diversity Gender

Congratulations to Helen Milford, Vice President of Retail in the South, who has been selected to join the President’s Global Council of Women Leaders (PGCWL).
Helen Milford

The PGCWL was formed in 2009 by Mike Duke, former Walmart CEO, and is comprised of senior women leaders across Walmart who are trusted advisors to our leadership team. They are also catalysts for change and champions for women across the globe.

Helen was one of six to be asked to join the PGCWL – who were selected for exhibiting strong leadership, high performance standards and for being cultural ambassadors. They also serve as role models to women both inside and outside of Walmart.

Helen said: “It’s a real honour to be selected to join the PGCWL. Developing women leaders is such an important initiative for Asda and Walmart and this is a real opportunity to lift others to success and have even more of an impact on careers and opportunities of women both inside and outside of our company.”

Congratulations Helen!

Posted by Diversity Gender on 20 January 2015
Green Room Health and Fitness

Being active is a great way to help you lose weight, but it can also help you to get fitter and feel better about yourself.

This week we’re delighted to introduce our willing case studies as we follow them on their journey to a fitter and healthier 2015. The case studies have been split into three groups:

  • Weight loss – Asda colleagues who want to lose weight
  • Challenge – colleagues who have decided to take on a new challenge this year including participating in the Run for All 10k’s
  • Life events – we will follow a new mum as she embarks on her journey to lose weight, a new dad who wants to get fitter to be able to keep up with his daughter and a colleague who gets married in April and wants to look his best for the big day.

We hope you enjoy following their journey and feel inspired to get active, we wish them well and look forward to hearing how they are getting on over the coming weeks!

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Posted in Green Room Health and Fitness on 19 January 2015