Store’s team love Elaine, 102, to visit

Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe. Picture: Bruce Fitzgerald Photography
Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe. Picture: Bruce Fitzgerald Photography

One of Halifax Asda’s most senior shoppers, 102-year-old great-grandmother Elaine Sutcliffe always brings a smile to the face of community champion Amanda Clegg.

Elaine, who lives in sheltered accommodation, catches an Access bus to the store with friends and neighbours. She has lived in Halifax all her life, working as a shorthand typist.

Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe - who must be one of Asda’s oldest customers

Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe - who must be one of Asda’s oldest customers

Amanda said: “Elaine is my 102-year-old buddy. While I’m helping her with her shopping she tells me the secrets of life and tells me to ‘Hashtag don’t give a damn!’ She told me she likes to surf the web.”

Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe

Asda Halifax community champion Amanda has built up a friendship with 102-year-old customer Elaine Sutcliffe