Charles and Camilla say thanks to Asda depot key workers
been doing while working through the pandemic.”
After the couple arrived at the site, they were greeted by Peaches Golding, the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol.
They were told of the work Asda has been undertaking with Business in the Community, a business-led membership organisation, as well as charity partners FareShare and the Trussell Trust.
Ruth Cadenhead, 62, a home shopper based in Patchway, Bristol, spoke to the couple about Asda’s work with the charities.
Mrs Cadenhead retired from teaching two years ago and had been volunteering with Thornbury food bank, as well as at Eastwood Park prison.
“I’ve been working for Asda for about 12 weeks – since the call-out for extra help,” she said.
“Many people couldn’t get out for food and so deliveries were very important. In the shop, we have people doing shopping for many families and we assist them too.”
Richard Sigward, 74, a warehouse operator, has been working for Asda for 17 years and told the couple that he refuses to retire.
“The duchess was saying to me she definitely agrees that if people can work and are happy to do it, they should carry on,” Mr Sigward said.
“She said she refuses to retire herself. The prince was the same.”
At the end of the visit, Charles and Camilla unveiled a plaque marking the day.
Charles told staff: “Thank you, thank you very much everybody. You deserve a stiff drink after all this.”