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Neil Whitehead from our Bromborough store got a bit of a shock when his friend told him that his face was being shared all over Facebook!

A customer had posted a picture of Neil going out of his way to help an elderly customer carry her shopping to the nearby bus stop – and it got a great reaction from people on Facebook:

This lad was stopped by this old lady at asda in bromborough the old lady asked were the bus stop was. The lad said I…

Posted by Michael Forshaw on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Neil’s thoughtful gesture was captured on camera by a customer who was determined to get him the recognition he deserved. Within a couple of days the image of Neil was shared over 1500 times on Facebook!

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Posted in Green Room News on 31 July 2015
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Congratulations to our Community Life Champion at Asda Chadwell Heath, Robyn Parsons, who was lucky enough to meet the Queen earlier this month.

Robyn at the community centre

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended the official reopening of the Chadwell Heath Community Centre as part of their visit to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Robyn was invited to meet the Queen because of all the support she has given to the centre in order to keep it open.

Robyn said: “Meeting the Queen was the most amazing experience! I spoke to the Queen and Prince Philip. There was a performance by the Dagenham Girl Pipers and once the Queen arrived we greeted her and were then introduced.”

The community centre – which is run entirely by volunteers and donations – was going to be closed down but a group of volunteers, including Robyn, fought to keep it open. Robyn has been helping out with the fundraising events and is also helping to run the centre.

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Posted in Green Room News on 31 July 2015
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Thanks to everyone for sharing all your pictures about Asda’s 50th birthday celebrations – we’ve loved seeing them all!

June Thurston, who is the Community Life Champion at our Hereford store, really got into the swing of things…

June in her 60s outfit

June and her colleagues at Hereford celebrated by dressing up in 60 outfits, decorating the store with balloons and handing out cake.

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Posted in Green Room News on 31 July 2015
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The annual Big Asda Anniversary took place at Doncaster Racecourse on Tuesday. The event was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our long serving colleagues and thank them for all their hard work and contribution to Asda over the years.

Big Anniversary

This year, over 1400 colleagues celebrated their work mile stone of 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years’ service – what an achievement! This year was an extra special event celebrating Asda’s 50th birthday.

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Posted in Green Room News on 30 July 2015
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Gladys Dorward has been shopping at Asda ever since her first local store opened – so as part of our 50th birthday celebrations Community Life Champion Anne Hodkin planned a special surprise for her to say thank you for her loyal custom.

Gladys and her Cake My Day surprise

Gladys was nominated for a #cakemyday surprise by her daughter Linda Donnelly, who told us that her mum has been shopping at Asda ever since the first local store opened in Halifax, and has since moved to the nearer store in Huddersfield for her weekly shop.

Gladys, who’s 84, has lived on her own since her husband died 20 years ago and her daughter Linda has taken her to Asda Huddersfield every Thursday afternoon since then.

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Posted in Green Room News on 29 July 2015