A new Rainworth store has celebrated its launch with a donation to the Cornwater Club and the Detached Youth Project.
Dr Peter Rose, chairman of the Cornwater Club, and Claire Dady, chief executive of the Detached Youth Project, were the guests of honour when the new Tesco Express store in Rainworth opened and they were invited to cut a ribbon and declare the new store officially open.
As part of the opening celebrations, store manager Hollie Whitehead and her team presented Peter and Claire each with a cheque for £250. The store chose to donate to the Cornwater Club and the Detached Youth Project as part of its commitment to supporting the local community.
The Cornwater Club is an old people’s charity which aims to prevent social isolation by offering its members friendship, stimulating activities and a nutritionally balanced meal at its three weekly sessions, whereas the Detached Youth Project works with young people in the area to change lives and improve life chances by encouraging responsibility and achievement.
Tesco Express store manager, Hollie said: “We were delighted to be able to support the charities as they do such fantastic work for those living in the Rainworth community. We are so pleased that Peter and Claire came to open the new store and join in the celebrations with us.”
Peter said: “I would like to thank Tesco for this generous donation. We plan to use the money for the Christmas party so that all our members directly benefit from this donation.”
Hollie added: “We are really enjoying meeting our new customers and we hope that Tesco will become a key part of the local community.”
Store opening hours will be seven days a week from 6am until 11pm, and the store will have a free cash machine, self-service tills, mobile phone top-up facility, National Lottery counter, bakery, beers, wines and spirits. Parking is also available to customers in front of the store.