TWO staff from Boston’s Asda store had the honour of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - and even shared a joke about the store’s famous ‘pocket-tap’ advert.
Dawn Belcher, the manager, and Stephen Bromby, ‘community life champion’, from the Lister Way store were honoured and excited to receive VIP guest passes for The Queen’s visit to Nottingham this week, where they were introduced to Prince William.
The Prince is the patron of Fields in Trust, a campaign to protect outdoor recreational spaces. Asda is a principal partner with the trust and the store locally has helped fund a Jubilee Party at Glen Park in Surfleet as part of its work with them.
The Queen unveiled a plaque to mark the dedication of Vernon Park in the Old Basford part of Nottingham as a Queen Elizabeth II Field.
Mr Bromby said: “The event was a truly special day with the ceremony to mark the dedication of Vernon Park as a Queen Elizabeth II Field along with a series of activities to showcase all the wonderful opportunities outdoor recreational spaces can provide.
“As soon as we were introduced to Prince William he asked for an Asda pocket-tap. It’s amazing to think that he knows the Asda thing.”
Every Asda store has been challenged to raise £2,012 to help Fields in Trust protect 2,012 green spaces for 2012.
Asda Boston’s Sue Jackson is striving to achieve this goal with a serious of events throughout the year.