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End of An Era For Our "Mighty Quinn"23 Years!!!! Yes an end of an era for one our receptionist Marion Quinn. Why cause I named her that and she was a mighty good colleague and friend to all at Asda Blackburn. When announcing over the tannoy, she'd always sound the same very calm and soothing, including her voice on the pre-selection of the required department on the phone, very professional. I have known Marion for just over 5 years and she is and will always remain as our Mighty Marion Quinn. Colleagues were sad to see Marion leave as she'd been one of the receptionist for 23 years. Marion was presented with a bouquet of flower and will also be attending the celebration lunch Friday coming. Left to right are Amy Wood, Catherine McDowell (Asda Ace manager) Sanchia Farran, Jeanette Aspin, Tracy Wood, Marion Quinn, Mark Hill (GSM) Aysha Sidat and Janet McCracken. Good Luck and a happy retirement from all at Asda Blackburn
Chosen By You Given By Us November-December Winners were The Salvation Army, Bramwell House Blackburn. Our Fresh Trading Manager Neil Krishan is pictured on the left presenting the winners cheque to Colin Mottershead, Service Manager.
Lawrence Ashworth, acting as District Leader, enrolled Ruth Maginn as a Beaver Scout Leader at St Francis Church Hall, assisted by Stephen Cooke the Scout Leader. Ruth affirmed her promise and the Scout Law to the Beaver Colony and Cub packs of St Francis. Well done Ruth; we hope that you excel further in the future.
V For Victory No Smoking Day Campaign At Asda Blackburn We had colleagues from the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council from the Healthy Lifestyles, Leisure, Health and Wellbeing and inform our customers of ways to quit smoking. Paula Dobson 3rd right next to myself and colleague not in this photo Lisa Hacker gave customers advise in various leaflets containing contact details and equipment to help quit. In one of the leaflets it gave examples of costs verses goods that you could purchase in exchange equivalent ie 1 day rent 2 movies/new lipstick/download a new album. quit coaching cards. This awareness was well received by the customers. Pictured are Kayleigh Wolfenden our warehouse manager with councillor Mohammed Khan adviser Paula Dobson and of course myself. Thanks to all that supported and delivered this programme.
Brief to Brief and WAGJLL (What A Good Job Looks Like) Our George Colleague Sanchia was looking for me and my most trusted camera to take a few photos. She re briefed the ladies packet briefs and was proud of her work and didn't want to see it change before taking a photo or two. Don't know how many she and the George colleagues sold since the perfect display was done, but lets hope lots. Well done Sanchia
The cubs were all given expertise detailed and opportunity in cycle maintenance. For all that participated in this received their badges, certificate and a personal emergency kit from Halfords to keep. Pictured are left to right Usman Ahmed and right Phil Boden with the cubs. The cubs leader Ian Fletcher thanked the 2 colleagues and Halfords for assisting and providing valuable information and knowledge to the cubs. Well done cubs
Pupils from the Queen Elizabeth Junior Grammar School raised £460 for the foodbank in December. The pupils chose our store and purchased non-perishables and donated to the foodbank. Nick Hartshorne-Evans, Chief Executive of Pumping Marvellous, arranged for the youngsters to visit our store. Well done to everyone who helped.
Shadsworth Community Centre held a poetry reading and listening at the centre. The poet Bill Leach, a local and resident of Shadsworth took 5 years to write 650 poems. These were very interesting to listen and more to follow said all. Pictured left to right standing are Trudy Bostock, John Duxbury junior, and Councillor Ron O'Keefe. Seated left to right are Rachel Clarke, Ken Donlon, Joe Hutt, Poet Bill Leach, John Duxbury senior, Kathleen Walsh and Pam Leach (no relation to Poet Bill Leach)