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This has finished 2014 on a high for Asda Portadown. The Asda Foundation have donated £600 for these great guys to host a hot sit down Christmas dinner with all the trimmings with music, dancing and the arrival of Santa. So far over 75 people are coming this Friday night and we will be actively helping dancing and washing dishes! Well done to Ashgrove Senior Citizen Club.
Elaine, Community Life Champion, was asked to put an Asda Community life Christmas tree into St Columba's outreach programme Christmas Tree Festival. This is Elaine's take on Community Christmas - there were 63 trees entered and Elaine's was number 468 - 'Pillars of Community Life' Bible verus: "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up " Galatians 6:9 - If you believe you can make a difference, you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your Community and you will win....Hope you all like my adaption ?? Old style shirt tree - working life : Healthier life kids - Ball of wool tree with a cut out kids chain : Greener life - strips of Green material and Working life - Colleague from our store crochet the whole 1ft high tree in rings to slip over tree top : the middle tree is made up of all the Community groups i have worked with in the past two years of us being opened with LED Green lights in glass jars ....
RNIB came into Asda Portadown to do a coin collection last week. It was great to meet Fred who was so thankful to be in store talking with everyone and will be coming back in December to do an information stand.
Elaine Community life Champion called over to the Palms Daycentre in Jethro centre Lurgan to showcase some of 'george' partywear and christmas sampling !! These have been great friend for Elaine over the past two years lovely to head over to see them
This has to be one of the best photos captured of Elaine Community life Champion and Simon Arlow GSM with a great friend supporter Jo-Anne Dobson MLA with Annemarie Rocks Asda House all celebrating great working partnership Asda Foundation in Stormount Belfast !!!
It's beginning to look alot like Christmas !!! Elaine couldn't wait to get this christmas tree hat on thats selling in george ohhhh its getting her thinking of a christmas dress up costume !!!watch this space ....
Young Enterprise came into Asda in the shape of 'Sweetie Jar' treats from City of Armagh High School with support from their headmaster and teacher Laura. Asda Portadown GSM Simon Arlow met the group and got into the whole business set up and delivery, and listened carefully as the plans and details unfolded. Thanks for coming into store and good luck with your venture!
Portadown Cares launched there Christmas Hampers on Saturday and Elaine Community life Champion was invited with the Sponsors in the top photo ...and then With the MP, MLA and Councillors of Portadown ... these hampers are for Penionsers on there own,families with low income they are all basic household needs all bought out of Asda and other business around the town