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Father and son team Mike and Dean Thompson, current Asda Colleagues of the Year, are setting out on an epic charity adventure on Father’s Day – running 250km across the Gobi Desert for charity!

Mike and Dean

The pair, from our Clayton Green store, are taking on the mammoth challenge in aid of local cancer charity The Rosemere Cancer Foundation – and you can send them messages of support.

The race consists of six marathons over seven days. They will be battling scorching temperatures, high winds and the extreme altitude, all while carrying all their kit as their trip is entirely self supported.

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Posted in Green Room News on 17 June 2016
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Thanks to all our colleagues who have shared some brilliant photos from their Strawberry Tea events.

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Colleagues across the country have been holding events in store and in the community to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care. From street parties to Queen’s birthday themed afternoon teas and cake decorating, there’s been lots of events for everyone to get involved with.

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Posted in Green Room News on 16 June 2016
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Leading politicians from both sides of the European Union Referendum campaign visited Asda House to take part in a special debate in front of our colleagues.

Michael Gove MP spoke about the Vote Leave campaign and Harriet Harman MP spoke about Britain Stronger in Europe. The debate was chaired by broadcaster and former BBC Breakfast news presenter Bill Turnbull.

Watch the debate here:

Posted in Green Room News on 10 June 2016
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We’re taking the wraps off our first TV advert with James Martin tonight – and we’re sure our customers are going to love it!

James Martin

Keep an eye out for the advert on your TV screens from tonight. There’s lots happening on Facebook and Twitter too, as well as interviews and recipes on Asda Goodliving, so make sure you check it out.

Over the next few months you’ll be seeing and hearing more from James, including lots of interviews, cooking tips and recipes.

So, what questions would you like to ask him? Any cooking inspiration or anything particularly about the man himself?

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Posted in Green Room News on 08 June 2016
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Our wonderful Asda Community Champions are out and about in their local communities this month raising money for Breast Cancer Care’s Strawberry Tea campaign.

Colleagues are fundraising for Breast Cancer Care

Throughout June, our Community Champions are hosting a variety of events ranging from street parties to afternoon teas with local community groups and the public to help Breast Cancer Care.

Activities will be taking place in store between 4th and 18th June including strawberry cupcake decorating, a fun lucky dip game and the opportunity to pose for some fruit-faced selfies!

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Posted in Green Room News on 08 June 2016