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This months celebration lunch was a little bit different. We were invited to the town hall where the Mayor of Walsall Cllr Pete Smith presented our colleagues with their reward. All colleagues had their own individual packed lunch with them and the trip included a tour of the Mayors parlour,
We were supported again by representatives from the Prince's Trust on our quarterly clean up and litter pick around Church Hill, Walsall. We were joined also by the deputy Mayor of Walsall and her consort. It was a very constructive day with 5 bags of litter being picked however, due to the weather changing dramatically in the afternoon, we abandoned the completion of the litter pick and will finish it on the 11th March.
For Valentine's day our counters colleague Luke Westwood created our very own Valentine's pizza. The picture was shared on twitter and picked up by Asda.com who put the photo on both their site and also tweeted it from the Asda account.
The new group from the Princes Trust have started their 12 week course and as part of their fund raising exercise they came in store to do bag packing. We always work along side the Princes Trust and they are joining us on a large litter picking event on the 13th February.
We were invited to St Matthews church to celebrate the licensing of the new Rector of St Matthews James Trood. The Bishop of Wolverhampton (pictured) lead the event along with other clergy and dignitaries. We were proud to be invited but honoured that we were asked to present the new Rector with a gift during the ceremony as representatives of the community.
During the sugar swaps campaign we teamed up with puregym to promote healthy living as well as healthy eating. We had an incredible interest from our customers and local schools alike. The water bopttles created the most interest along with the fridge magnets. Many thanks to Paul Foster from puregym for supporting this event.
As part of our Christmas celebrations we had the choir from St Mary's on the Mount come to our store to sing Christmas Carols. The choir is an award winning choir and has the opportunity to record a cd but needed sponsorship to pay for the cd's and sleeve design. The choir sang for an hour and raised £170 towards their project. The event was enjoyed greatly by both customers and colleagues alike.
In December we planted a tree on behalf of Louise Harper and her family who sadly lost Louise's husband earlier this year. We planted a Christmas Pippin as Louise's husband had a Christmas birthday. The tree was planted in the community orchard where Louise's family and friends can come and remember Louise's husband whenever they want to.