Thank you to everyone who supported our Tickled Pink weekend at Asda Hartlepool. We have an amazing team who joined in by baking cakes, making afternoon tea, dressing up in pink and donating prizes for our colleague tombola.
I'm proud to support our local community in delivering food parcels to families affected by Covid-19 in so many ways. As community colleagues we can play our part in being the heart of our communities and being there to link groups together and help build a stronger network so in times of crisis we can join together to be proactive and reactive where necessary to help in any way we can to make a change for good.
We donated food and drink to Loving Hands community outreach team to give out to local families they support throughout the week with food parcels. They have 33 kids who potentially wouldn’t have had lunch this week.
Lynda and her team at Stratton Baptist Church have been amazing throughout the pandemic supporting families in the Swindon area with food parcels, meals in bags and activities for children. During the school holidays she asked if we could donate items to support families who usually are entitled to a free school meal ... we were more than happy to help.
I recently teamed up with Elaine from Asda Colchester to make an extra-special donation to Colchester Hospital. Sarah and Jenna are specialist play therapists at the hospital. They had a wish list and between our two stores we managed to get them almost everything they wished for.
We have sticker and activity books to promote healthy eating to donate to local schools. Philippa from the admin team at Whinfield Primary School came to collect some for the children to use in their lessons.
Unfortunately, this Christmas we can't have local choirs and bands in store. However, to make sure we're bringing some festive spirit to our store this year we will be inviting local groups to appear on Asda Radio in December.
Jane, a Post Office colleague, is celebrating five years' service and while Post Office manager Richard is celebrating 13 years'. Richard has worked various departments and recently just become our manager. Massive congratulations to you both from all colleagues and team leaders in store.