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Back to School Super Science Lab

In the run up to the school term we’ve got some fun activities in selected stores to make shopping for school uniform easier. Look out for our Back to School Super Science Lab in our Scotland stores on 24th and 31st July and stores in England and Wales on 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd August. See which stores are taking part here.

Our Back to School colleagues will be on hand to demonstrate the benefits of George schoolwear – including our Teflon-coated clothing which repels spills and releases stains easily. The kids can dress up in lab coats and goggles, and have fun testing our Teflon-coated trousers and skirts for themselves in the Super Science Lab – then take away a ‘Super Science Lab’ certificate to showcase at home!

You can check out our great range of school wear now in store or online at George.com.

Photo upload: We’d love to see how the activity performs in your store. Upload your photos to the Green Room and tell us how it went!

Posted in Green Room News on 29 July 2014
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Over the past few weeks we’ve been sharing stories about the Tour de France and the work of our fabulous Asda Tour Makers, and many of our stores have also got involved in their own activities.

Asda Dewsbury help raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Asda Dewsbury took part in a Yellow Yorkshire Day that was sponsored by the Evening Post and Yorkshire Air Ambulance where two colleagues, Leigh Wale and Paula Yates, baked a 4.5ft Yellow Air Ambulance cake in the canteen.

Find out more.
Posted in Green Room News on 28 July 2014
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Thank you to everyone who either ran or walked on the day, volunteered their time or turned up at the Run for All Leeds 10k to support.

Run for All Leeds 10k

The Asda Foundation and Run for All cannot thank you enough for your continued support which raises so much for local charities.

If you would like to sign up for next year please contact the team at Asda House.

Look out for a round up from all of our Run for All events in 2014 on the Green Room in the coming weeks!

Posted in Green Room News on 22 July 2014
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Colleagues from Asda’s ISD Team helped out at Hannah House Children’s Hospice this June after the service was chosen for their 2014 volunteering challenge. The Asda team also raised £175 with the support of the Asda Community Foundation to buy materials, plants and fun garden decorations.

Colleagues

Over two days, 20 colleagues were welcomed at Hannah House, which offers short break care for children with complex care needs. The colleagues helped to tidy up the garden so it would be ready for the children to use over the summer. They got stuck in with power washing the patio, re-felting the shed roof, painting fences, sprucing up the decking and potting flowers, fruit and vegetable plants.

Jo Dodd, manager at Hannah House, said: “We were delighted to find out Asda had chosen Hannah House as somewhere they would like to come and volunteer. It has been lovely having the Asda Colleagues here and we’ve been very lucky with the weather too. We’re looking forward to enjoying the outdoor space even more now.”

Huge thanks from the team, children and families to everyone that helped out.

Posted in Green Room News on 21 July 2014
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Asda colleagues everywhere have been getting in the spirit to celebrate 25 years of ALS. Depot colleagues enjoyed the 25th celebrations with football themes, penalty shoot outs, raffles for prizes and BBQs!

Our colleagues at Skelmersdale have been getting into the spirit (see images below).

Celebrations at Skelmersdale

Our 25 year journey wouldn’t be possible without our colleagues – especially those that have been here for 25 years or more. Within the Bristol depot alone there are 15 colleagues that started 25 years ago, one colleague who started with Asda 31 years ago, and a total of 41 colleagues with 20 years service plus. What a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within one building! Congratulations to all of our long serving colleagues in ALS.

Read more here
Posted in Green Room News on 21 July 2014