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Longwell Green's Community Life Colleague, Richard Hattersley, visited the Little Treasures group recently to present them with a cheque for £200 after successfully winning the Chosen by you, Given by us token scheme vote earlier this month. The group is based locally to the store in Hanham and will be using the money to buy sensory toys for the their Little Treasures to play with.
The shoppers of Longwell Green must have been shocked this weekend, as many of the ASDA colleagues were dressed in their Onesies. Colleagues, such as Nicky, who works in our Home Shopping department, dressed in their comfortable, all in one, nightwear to raise awareness of Tickled Pink.
Roll up, Roll Up - It's another, always popular, Tickled Pink tombola. with a table fulln of prizes, cghildren and adults queued up to try their luck. Those that didn't win were just as happy with their Tickled Pink sweets and balloons. It was a successful start for the Tickled Pink campaign, raising nearly £400.
On September 11th, youngsters from and around Longwell Green had the opportunity to gain the skills they needed to get back into work when they visited ASDA Longwell Green as part of a nationwide campaign to tackle youth unemployment The MP for Kingswood, Chris Skidmore and the job centre plus attended the work club. At the end of the session - which included a tour around the store, an ASDA colleague's journey from employment to managemnent and advice on getting through the application stage - the particpants were given a certificate of attendance.
Over the bank holiday weekend, Asda Longwell Green supported BUST, the local charity that raises money for the Bristol Breast Care Centre. They raised an incredible £1,206. This money will help to buy brand new machinery, which will help to detect breast cancer earlier.
The winners of the May/June Chosen by you, Given by us scheme were Oldland Common Youth Club. They were presented their winning cheque by Asda Longwell Green's Julie Hudd, at the Youth Centre.
On Monday 4th August, 100 years since the start of World War 1, Asda Longwell Green held a two minutes silence of remembrance. The trumpeter from the Oldland Brass Band signalled the beginning of the silence, as featured in the picture, with an emotional performance of The Last Post. The Ode of Remembrance was also recited Mr Graham Downing, a member of the Oldland Branch of the Royal British Legion.