Colleagues at our stores across the country are helping customers celebrate Valentine's Day.
Nathaniel and Doreen Crookes are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this year – so colleagues at our Cookstown store arranged a special Valentine's Day treat for them.
The store's community champion Janice Gibson, general store manager Peter Beckett and Nathaniel and Doreen's granddaughter Alex Hutchison, who also works at the store, presented them with flowers and chocolates.
The couple married in June 1958 and have a growing family which includes 14 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Doreen said: “We are best friends, and still enjoy spending time together as much as ever. Our weekly trip to Asda Cookstown is a highlight of our week as we get to see Alex."
Janice said: "I always look forward to seeing Doreen and Nathaniel – and it’s clear to see how they are very much still in love!"
Derek and Sylvia Johnson (picture above) met when they were working at our Bolton store in 1978, and 40 years on they are now regular customers at the store. Colleagues presented them with flowers and chocolates when they called in ahead of Valentine's Day.
Derek worked in the warehouse and Sylvia was on customer service when their eyes met, and they tied the knot in 1985. Derek joined the Armed Forces a year after they met while Sylvia continued working at the store until 1986.
Derek said: "We’ve been so happy ever since meeting at Asda back in the 1970s and our weekly big shop is always a lovely reminder of how we met."
Mona and Eamon McCoy (pictured above), who shop at our Antrim store every Friday, have been married for 54 years and have eight children, 21 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mona said: “We met when we were only 18, and have never had a row! Laughter is definitely the best medicine when it comes to a long and happy marriage."
Two customers who are heavily involved in a Women's Institute group which hosts meetings in our Hayes store's community room celebrated their 37th Valentine's Day together in the store. Wendy Capehorn runs the group and husband Richard supports her. They're pictured above.
Valentine's Day is also an important day for lots of our colleagues who met their other half while working at Asda – like our Ballyclare store's community champion Claione Alderdice, who met her husband Andrew in the store eight years ago.
She said: "Around Valentine's Day in 2010, I noticed he was having a bad day so I decided to buy him a little teddy to put a smile on his face. From that point we've been inseparable. We got married in 2014 and have two children, with another on the way, and we're still more in love than ever."
Our Taunton store has three couples who met while working there – they're pictured below. Read more about them here.
Dewsbury colleagues Ryan Winkley and Kelly Rhodes met at the store in December 2014 and are now proud parents to twin girls Charley and Olivia.
Phil Caldwell, who's an Asda Ace at our Cramlington store, and Hannah Bishop, who works in the bakery, met seven years ago. They have two daughters – four-year-old Paige and Emelia, who's one.
Ambient colleague Kerry Haynes and home shopping colleague Jonathan Swaby met seven years ago while working at our Doncaster store, and community champion Carolyn Halls shared this photo of them celebrating Valentine's Day.
Love blossomed in our Gosforth store for sweethearts Scott Watson and Danielle Sanderson several years ago. The store's community champion Michelle Castledine took this cute picture of the couple together.
Tim Hart and Rachael Bell met at our Falmouth store and are tying the knot later this year.
Laura Hall and Pete Forester met three years ago at our Longwell Green store and are expecting their first child later this year – congratulations!
Happy Valentine's Day to all our customers and colleagues!