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Ray Mellors celebrates his 90th birthday today making him our oldest Asda colleague – and he has no plans to retire just yet!

Ray

He still works two days a week in the grocery department of our Hyson Green store in Nottingham. Colleagues there held a surprise party for him on Friday, complete with 90 balloons, buffet lunch and a cake with 90 candles. Store manager Lyndsey Newmarch and Midlands senior director Mark Chilcott also presented him with birthday cards and presents.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 30 March 2015
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For all of you walking/running enthusiasts who like a challenge, how about joining us on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge this year? The event will take place on Friday 19th June 2015 and is open to all Asda colleagues.

Rebecca Lythe, chief compliance officer, is delighted to be continuing her support of this event to raise money for Tickled Pink.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

So what is the Asda Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge? Quite simply it is a 24 mile journey over varying terrain, starting at Horton-in-Ribblesdale trekking the hills of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough and finishing back where you set off.

Over the last couple of years colleagues have completed the event in times ranging from 5hrs 55mins to just over 14 hours, clearly a challenge not to be under-estimated.

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Posted in Green Room News on 30 March 2015
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Karen Harkin from Asda Money offers some tips for travellers to take advantage of strong exchange rates this Easter:

Karen Harkin

As the pound continues its seven year high against the Euro this means that holidaymakers will continue getting more bang for their buck when buying their travel money.

At Asda Money we’ve seen a massive increase in returns for our customers. Those purchasing £500 worth of Euros today would receive €106 more than they would have done two years ago, a 19% growth.

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Posted in Green Room News on 26 March 2015
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Clean drinking water is still desperately needed in many parts of the world. That’s why we’ve teamed up with P&G to set a goal of providing 100 million days of safe water by the end of 2015.

Asda and P&G partnered to provide purifying sachets that turn dirty water contaminated by viruses and bacteria into clean drinking water in just 30 minutes.

Here’s our VP of Non Edible Grocery Philip Briggs explaining how the process works:

As shown in the video our fantastic customers have already helped provide 63 million days worth of clean water – that’s enough for 173,000 children a year! With your continued support we’re confident that we can reach our target by the end of this year.

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 March 2015
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Over the next two weeks, the Easter bunny will be visiting children in your community with a little help from our Community Life Champions through an Easter egg donation point.

Bury St Edmunds

At our Bury St Edmunds store, donations have already begun and Community Life Champion Michelle Frost is working with her local Motorcycle Action Group to deliver these treats to children in the area on their Harley Davidson motorbikes!

On the first day of the collection, volunteers from the motorcycle group stood outside the store with Michelle, letting customers know about the egg collection point and encouraging them to take part. They were amazed at the response, with 389 Easter eggs being donated in that first day alone.

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Posted in Green Room News on 23 March 2015