'Asda angels' help out after young girl loses her birthday money in Milton Keynes store

Staff gave a gift card to the girl, who'd set her heart on buying a book.

By Sally Murrer
Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:06 am

Four supermarket workers have been dubbed the 'Asda Angels' after coming to the rescue of a crying 10-yer-old girl.

Adaya Lubega had gone to the store with her mum to buy a book she really wanted to read - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

But she dropped her £10 birthday money in the store and burst into tears when she couldn't find it.

Adaya is thrilled with her new book

Asda colleagues Lyndsay Toseland, Rachel Russell, Claire Horton and Viviane Modjom put the smile back on her face by giving her a gift card instead.

Checkout runner Lyndsay was one of the first colleagues at the store to help Adaya.

She said: "I saw the girl go over to her mum who was at the checkouts. She was brave at first but then just burst into tears! I mentioned it through my headset to my colleagues and Claire, on checkouts, then asked the lady if everything was okay and she told her what had happened. I then walked the shop floor to look for the note, but couldn't find it."

Self-scan colleague Rachel then noticed Adaya was still crying, so asked her and Louanna to wait by the checkouts while the team got section leader Viviane.

Lyndsay said: "The mums in us all thought we should do a goodwill gesture for the girl. It was the right thing to do. We then gave the voucher to the girl that paid for her book. I told them there was another £6 left on there for her to use to buy the next one! They were so grateful. It's so sweet that she wanted to buy a book with it... I hope she enjoyed it."

Adaya's mum Louanna took to Twitter to praise the workers, saying: "My daughter was beside herself as she dropped £10 of her birthday money in the store and unable to buy her book... The Asda Angels came to the rescue and gave her a gift card so she could buy the book. Amazing!

She added: "Your team deserve a medal for this. I was absolutely blown away by their kindness. My daughter is now sitting content in her room reading her new book, thanks again."

Louanna said Adaya was a very keen reader and was looking forward to buying her new book with her birthday money.