Welcome to the Green Room page for
On October 16th we organised a challenge to raise money for Tickled Pink. The idea was to climb from the concrete hippo in the town centre to St Matthews church which is an altitude climb of 100ft. The idea was to have a team of walkers to do a combined climb of 290 times which would be equivalent to 29.000 ft or the height of Everest. Store Manager Adam Page launched the event and took part in the day. The Deputy Mayor of Walsall Angela Underhill and her consort John Underhill came along to officially start the event. There were volunteers from Walsall Arboretum User Group, The Princes Trust, Age UK, Babcock International and Asda colleagues amongst the 55 walkers who took part. In total we achieved a height of 35,200 ft and a lot of sore legs!
On Sunday 21st September we helped Walsall Arboretum User Group wwith an arts and crafts day in Walsall Arboretum gallery gardens. All the activities were free and there was over 1,000 visitors on the day. The day included making owls out of fir cones, making bird feeders and decorating eggs.
We were invited to Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Walsall. It was an incredible experience and we were made to feel most welcome. As well as offering a place of worship, the temple also offers free meals to anyone that choses to worship there. The Gurdwara was so colourful and bright and everyone was so very friendly.
We recently said a fond farewell to home delivery colleague Pat Rogers, who is retiring from work. Pat had worked at Asda St Matthews since the store opened in June 2007. She was really sad to be leaving and she will be missed by the entire store but everyone celebrated her retirement and Pat has promised to keep in touch.
Asda St Matthews community life champion Martin Bateman organised a community litter pick in the grounds surrounding St Matthews Church. Volunteers turned up throughout the day and we were supported by the Prince's Trust, Keyring, Accord Housing, local residents and Asda colleagues. The day was launched by the Mayor of Walsall Cllr Peter Smith. In total we collected 75 bin liners of litter, a video recorder, handbag, keyboard, hoover, two buckets and 12 needles. A brilliant project and a great day.
Colleagues at Asda St Matthews wanted to do an ice bucket challenge with a difference. We teamed up with Walsall fire brigade who made an ice pool from extendable ladders and then used 2 hoses and numerous buckets to make sure the colleagues were well and truly soaked and incredibly cold.
St Matthews have teamed up with the Prince's Trust to organise a series of community projects that benefits the people of Walsall. One of the community projects was to do a brook clearance in Walsall Arboretum where empty bottles, plastic bags, hazard cones and a wooden chair were among the rubbish collected. The Prince's Trust students worked incredibly hard but a lot of fun was had on the day.