A SUPERMARKET superstar has been nominated for an award after she went to the aid of an injured shopper.

Checkouts colleague at the Asda supermarket in Tiptree, Sharon Pitts has been nominated for an Asda service superstar award by her manager after going above and beyond to help a customer.

A shopper had tripped and cut her face outside the Church Road shop.

Sharon, who is trained in first aid, jumped into action to look after the injured woman.

She took the time to clean up the customer’s cuts and kept her comfortable in the shop until the woman’s sister arrived.

Sharon said: “The lady was shaken up but luckily she didn’t need stitches or hospital treatment.

“She was a lovely lady and I just hope someone would do the same for me.”

But Sharon’s act of kindness didn’t end there.

As neither the customer nor her sister had transport to get home, the checkouts worker used her own car to make sure the pair got home safely.

Tiptree store manager Matthew Witney, who has now nominated Sharon for the Asda service superstar award, said: “Sharon is the life and soul of our front end here.

“She is very caring and will do anything for our customers. Well done Sharon, you’re a shining star.”

With the service superstar awards colleagues and customers can nominate Asda workers for going above and beyond in their roles.

These are awarded to chosen colleagues each month as the company’s way of recognising their colleagues and saying thank you for the work they do.

Sharon has worked at the Tiptree Asda for four years.

Regulars at the shop were not surprised to hear Sharon had been more than willing to help a customer in need, and praised the colleague for her constant kindness.

One resident said: “Sharon is an absolute star and always willing to help.

“She’s helped me every time I’ve been in store and always goes the extra mile to help. I’m so pleased to see she is getting recognition for her efforts.”