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News & Blogs

It’s not every day we get asked to deliver to a wedding reception so it was quite a talking point when our Home Shopping driver Pascal Carpe turned up at Chilham Village Hall.

Pascal with the happy couple

Newlyweds Mark Decker, 30, and Hayley Marshall, 29, ordered ice and fresh baguettes for 150 guests at their wedding at the village in Kent on Saturday. And when their delivery arrived they invited Pascal to pose with them for the official wedding photos. The bride even asked if she could have a photo of her in the Asda van for posterity!

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Posted in News & Blogs on 25 June 2015
Community

Work has already started on a new sensory garden at Meadowfield School which is being transformed with the help of a £563 grant from the Asda Foundation.

Meadowfields school garden

It’s a 10-month project to spruce up a patch of garden behind the school kitchen to turn it into a sensory garden for children with special needs.

Pupils at the school are working on the project in their lunchtime with the help of teachers and colleagues from our Sittingbourne store.

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Posted in Community on 03 July 2015
Green Room News

There are so many great moments and achievements to celebrate as we reach our 50th birthday – so we’d like you to tell us your fondest memories of working at Asda.

Asda colleagues

Do you remember the old uniforms, and when everything was priced by hand?

Did you meet your partner at Asda, or are you the latest in a line of Asda colleagues in your family?

As it’s our 50th year we want to help share your proudest moments and experiences.

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Posted in Green Room News on 01 July 2015
Green Room News

Our 50th birthday is a great opportunity to not only thank our customers and colleagues for their support over the years, but also to show appreciation to members of the community who really make a difference to people’s lives.

The Community Life Champion from our Huddersfield store, Ann Hodkin, surprised customer Sophia who set up the charity One Good Turn with her husband to donate household items to people who really need them.

Watch the video below to see what happened and find out more about the charity:

Posted in Green Room News on 01 July 2015
News & Blogs

Lily Mai waving goodbye to cancer

Nine-year-old Lily-Mai Gordon has launched her own campaign “Wave Goodbye to Cancer”, inspired by her much-loved grandad Alan Gordon.

She and her brother and sister were devastated when he died on Christmas Eve 2012 from pancreatic cancer, just six months after his initial diagnosis.

As part of trying to come to terms with his death Lily-Mai kept a diary of memories and thoughts about him. One of the things she wrote in her diary was a promise to her grandad that she would help find a cure for cancer, which inspired her and mum Ali Gordon to come up with the fundraising campaign.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 30 June 2015