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Every Asda store and depot now has a Community Life champion dedicated to supporting local community organisations within a one-mile radius of their local store.
They have already started making a difference – staff have been getting involved by doing all sorts of activities from helping local school children grow their own vegetables to helping to renovate local nurseries and care homes.
They have also been working with local schools and organisations to help educate children about healthy eating and the environment.
In some of their bigger stores they have been inviting the local community to use their meeting rooms and facilities free of charge for their activities.
Asda’s Chief Executive Andy Clarke says: “Asda has a proud history of supporting the local communities we serve. This focus defines the way we work and the way we do business. It not only helps us do a better job as a business, it is also the right thing to do. We’re really excited about Community Life and we hope we can really make a difference to our local communities.”
What to do? Check out the Community Life noticeboard next time you’re in Asda to see what they are up to and find out how you can get involved or visit your local store to nominate a cause that you’d like to see us support in your local community.