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Hello my name is Helen Balfield, I am a communications coordinator in the Asda Colleague Communications team, and I am helping to spread the word about the #hellomynameis campaign.


Kate Granger, the founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, is a doctor but also a terminally ill cancer patient. Kate, with the support of her husband Chris, who is a colleague at Asda, decided to start a campaign after making the stark observation that many NHS colleagues looking after her did not introduce themselves before delivering care.

The campaign has been set up to encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in the delivery of care. Kate firmly believes that it is not just about knowing someone’s name, it is about making a human connection, beginning a therapeutic relationship, and building trust.

David Cameron, Kate and Chris

The campaign has received so much support already, it is part of the ‘Government response to the Francis’ report and many key figures have got behind the campaign including Ben Cohen, Ed Milliband and top chef Michel Roux.

Last week on Wednesday 30th July 2014 the #hellomynameis campaign was also endorsed by David Cameron, when Kate and Chris visited 10 Downing Street.

See how you can support here
Posted in Green Room News on 11 August 2014
Green Room News

Refresh your home this summer with our August Home Sale – starting in store and online from Monday 18th August.

Home Sale

There are hundreds of quality branded products across the range to choose from including filled bedding, small domestic appliances and DIY.

We’ve got lots of great deals throughout the home – including kitchen products like the ever popular Tefal 32cm Frying Pan or the 28cm Greenpan ceramic frying at great prices, food storage products including the Sistema brand and you can get your hands on the Breville Blend Active Blender with £10 off.

You can refresh your bedroom too with great offers on Slumberdown Sleepwell Pillows and treat yourself to a pair of Tresemme straighteners on offer at nearly half price!

Don’t forget to use your 10% colleague discount on top of these fantastic deals!

Posted in Green Room News on 11 August 2014
News & Blogs

Millbrook House

Getting to the shops can be a bit of a struggle for some of the residents of Millbrook House care home in Soham, Cambridgeshire – so we decided to bring our store to them!

We’ve just opened our very first ‘mini Asda’ store in the residential home – and it’s already helping make life a bit easier for residents.

After the ribbon was cut by tenants Fred Mitchell, 93, and Ida Gilbey, also 93, the doors to our smallest store are open every Tuesday and Friday from 10am until noon, allowing the residents to get all their essentials without having to travel.

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Posted in News & Blogs on 07 August 2014
Green Room News

Thank you to everyone who either ran or walked on the day, volunteered their time or turned up at the Run for All York 10k to support.

York 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 04 August 2014
Green Room News

Struggling for things to do with the kids this summer? We’ve got hundreds of products to keep them entertained come rain or shine.

Summer of Fun

Look out for fantastic picnic treats from as little as £1, and a massive choice of outdoor activities at less than £10 each. We’ve also got everything from home baking and craft sets, to DVDs and books, for when the inevitable British weather puts a dampener on getting outdoors. There’s also a huge kids character range to choose from – including Transformers, Peppa Pig, Sofia and Jake.

And don’t forget you get a further 10% off these fantastic prices!

Posted in Green Room News on 04 August 2014