Ten-year-old Lewis Sinclair has been coming to our Queensferry store with his mum Lisa since he was a baby – so when Lisa got in touch with store manager Adele Quinn to see if he could have a behind-the-scenes tour for his birthday she and her team pulled out all the stops to give him a day to remember.
Lewis, who is autistic, loved seeing the home shopping vans and delivery lorries along with his eight-year-old brother Jacob and was presented with a birthday cake with a model van on the top. Adele and the store's community champion Rachel O'Brien also gave Lewis an Asda polo shirt, lanyard, badge and hat.
Lisa said: "Lewis and Jacob absolutely loved it. Everyone there was amazing. We can't thank Adele enough for arranging it for us; nothing was too much trouble. It's a birthday he'll never forget.
"They saw the stockrooms, which Lewis loved, a home shopping van, a delivery lorry and Lewis even got to sit in Adele's chair.
"We've been coming here regularly since Lewis was a baby and he has always loved all things Asda. He often plays 'Asda shops' with his brother. Lewis loves his Asda uniform. He's worn it so much it needs a wash!"
Adele says it was her pleasure to welcome the family to the store and is delighted that the boys had such a great time.
She said: "I met Lewis and Jacob at last Christmas and Lewis was asking me all sorts of questions about Asda. They made my day so I bought them both a toy Asda lorry each and they were made up.
"I said one day they could come back and have a little visit and see a real lorry. And then his mum got in touch and asked if Lewis could come to store for his 10th birthday and I said 'I'll look after them, not a problem.'
"As they were here one of our big lorries came in so we let him have a look at that and he met some of the colleagues too. He had an amazing time. I think he asked me about 400 questions in an hour as he is so inquisitive. It was so lovely to have them here and to see them enjoying themselves so much."