B&M Found It’s Very First Four-legged Local Hero in Coventry
21 January 2015
B&M found it’s very first four-legged Local Hero in Coventry as it’s latest store opened in the city.
Biddy the Labradoodle was made guest of honour at the grand opening of the retail giant’s new store on Ansty Road – a reward for all the good work she does for local charity Pets As Therapy (PAT).
The six year old dog was nominated by staff and readers of local newspaper The Coventry Telegraph.
Biddy and her owners, Paddy and Lynn Morris, visit a local hospital in Walsgrave, dropping in on children’s wards and the adult orthopaedic ward to offer a unique kind of therapy.
B&M Local Heroes are usually people who have worked hard to improve their local area or are renowned for their charity work.
But Biddy is the first pooch to receive the honour and her owners were presented with £250 worth of B&M vouchers.
Owner Lynn told the Telegraph: “We’re gobsmacked.
“PAT were delighted that Biddy would be representing them at the store opening.”
Lynn and Biddy were on hand at this morning’s opening to help pack bags and raise money for the charity.
The new store is B&M’s second in the city and has created up to 90 jobs, further demonstrating it’s commitment to boosting local economies.
Area manager Dan Callery said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area.
“We’re really proud to be creating up to another 90 jobs and continuing to play our part in the local community.”