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Master of Martial Arts Blackburn carried a bag pack raising funds to purchase Defibrillators for local schools. The team of students and their Sensei's raised an amazing sum of £651.79, where one of these life saving machine cost in the region of £650. Sensei Phil Turner and his team would like to thank the customers and Asda for the support with their on going fundraising and hope to have one in every school at the earliest opportunity. Well done guys for all your hard work and thank you customers Regards Your Blackburn CLC Barratt

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 29 July 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Asda Blackburn celebrates Asda's 50th Anniversary I had a fantastic opportunity to have two young work experience colleagues Saber Uddin and Caolan Mullooly from the Blackburn College, who have never had the opportunity to carry out a fun activity/event. At the beginning both these we're so shy and reserved,but as time went on their confidence soared, they engaged with young children and their parents assisting with the preparation,for children to decorate their own cakes for their loved ones i.e. mum /dad,grandmother/grandfather etc. It started off very quiet and then it escalated due to it's popularity and demand. The children were also given balloons and stickers. The children and parents/grandparents thought this was a fantastic idea and were pleased to see Asda working with it's customers and community with this celebration Hey Lord help us for tomorrow as we will be contributing with various planned activities and events. Thanks to all that participated with the celebration Pictured left to right are Jodine with Daughter Madison and Martin Sweeney.

Posted by Barratt Palmer/Saber Uddin/Caolan Mullooly on 29 July 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Newfield School invited Tracy Wood and myself to attend their annual celebration of achievement assembly. We have had a few pupils from this school who have carried work experience. Alex 3rd from the left is one of them. The pupils also sang "Hallelujah" and "It's all about the money", remembering those fellow students that had passed away Alex enjoyed her time at the store, so much that she would home in on me and want a picture taking. Well done Alex and congratulation on your birthday too, and thanks for the pose. Pictured left to right Geoff Fitzpatrick (Head Teacher), Barratt Palmer(CLC)Alex Cumberland, Helen Thomas (Alex's mum, Tracy Wood (Personal Dept) and Jessica Byrne(Head of Service Education Excellence Blackburn with Darwen)

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 27 July 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore

Wensley fold school july 2015

Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy School Rebecca Horsfall from the school requested for donations of fruits as the children were making smoothies for their Design and Technology week combined with sports day. Here are the children and one of the teachers assisting. Healthy is the best way, well done!!

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 26 July 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Sports Day At St Stephen's C E Primary School St Stephen's was one of the 3 schools that we managed to support with their sports day. We provided the refreshments and also presented the children with certificates, summer active sheets, wristbands and medals. They were made up with our attendance and refreshments. Well done to all of the teachers and pupils. St Aidan's was the other, unfortunately no photos

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 26 July 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Ivy St Community Centre held the Big Lunch at the centre, with their luncheon club service users. I took a variety of Tickled Pink materials including many bunny ears, wigs etc for them all to wear. Non left for me to wear only my beloved pink tie, which they all loved!!!. The proceeds from the lunch and raffle raised an amazing sum of £70.30. Many thanks to all the staff and management who made the lunch and help raise the monies,

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 13 June 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


This is a picture from the Big Lunch and it was organised by Rachel Gilkes (Chutney For Change), Claire Tymon (Blackburn with Darwen Council). In support were Asda, Halifax PLC, Police Cadets and various other organisations. There were several stalls, music, even a few singers to liven up the day. The weather started bit sunny, hazy, and windy, but this didn't dampen the lunch. A surprise visitor attended and he was just passing by with his friend. The newly elected leader Councillor Mohammed Khan (rear 2nd row and 3rd from the right) couldn't let this opportunity pass by. Well done all and thanks for the support!

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 13 June 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore


Mill Hill Diversity FC held a bag pack at Asda Blackburn and raised £425. In June their will be 2 team travelling to Belfast and participate, competing to play against other teams in the prestigious George Best Diversity Tournament. The club's fundraising and development officer Bill Maynard, team manager John Walsh and the team members would like to thank Asda Blackburn and its customers for their support and generosity. A special thanks to volunteer Glenis Gill, pictured third from the right

Posted by Barratt Palmer on 21 April 2015 in Asda Blackburn Superstore