A NEW Blythe Bridge convenience store has celebrated its launch with a £500 donation to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.
Ivy Taylor, Hospice Ambassador for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, was the guest of honour when the new Tesco Express store on, Uttoxeter Road, recently opened and was invited to cut a ribbon and declare the new store officially open.
As part of the opening celebrations, store manager, Claire Armson and her team presented Ivy with a cheque for £500. The store chose to donate to the Hospice as part of its commitment to supporting the local community. The Douglas Macmillan Hospice is a 28-bed care facility for people suffering from incurable cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and serves the North Staffordshire area.
Claire said: "We have really enjoyed our store launch celebrations and I would like to thank Ivy for joining us.
"We are delighted to support the Douglas Macmillan Hospice with our £500 donation as they are a great charity which carries out such invaluable work in the Staffordshire community."
Liz Clarke head of fundraising at the Hospice said "We would like to thank Tesco for this kind donation. We will use the donation to maintain the level of care we offer our patients.
"We have recently celebrated our 40th anniversary and thanks to Tesco we can continue our work further and help the local community. "
Claire added: "We are hearing very positive feedback from our new customers.
"My staff and I want to make this a local store for local people, and aim to give our customers fantastic service and prices as well as providing a wide range of quality products."
Store opening hours are seven days a week from 6am until 11pm, the store has a free cash machine, two self-service tills, mobile phone top-up facility, beers, wines and spirits and an in-store bakery. Parking is available at the rear of the store.
There is also a click and collect service on all non-food items, where customers can order online and pick up in-store, everything from buggies to bikes.