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B&M Leaps into Loughborough after Opening First Store in Town

23 September 2015

B&M was proud to open a brand new store in Loughborough on Wednesday, the first in the town.

The B&M Bargains store has opened on the site of the former MFI at the Willowbrook Retail Park on Derby Road.

As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, representatives from Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People were invited to cut the ribbon.

Chosen by store colleagues, a B&M Local Hero is an organisation or individual who has made an important contribution to their local community.

In addition to the ribbon cutting, the charity was also given £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

As the East Midland’s only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can be cared for and supported.

The Hospice helps relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life for children affected, as well as supporting parents and siblings through bereavements.

In order to raise funds for the crucial work they carry out, Rainbows provided collection buckets at tills for B&M shoppers to donate into.

Also in attendance at the store opening were Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood Borough, Councillor John Capleton and Mrs Meg Jenkinson who helped to make the day memorable for everyone involved.

The Bargain Store will provide B&M’s ranges of own brand and big label products, including groceries and non-food items such as electricals and toys.

Speaking to the Loughborough Echo before the grand opening, Marc Bagley, store manager at B&M Loughborough spoke of his pride at the opening of the new store.

He said: “We are excited and really looking forward to the grand opening.

“We have got around 44 new staff members and I know the staff that we have recruited from Loughborough and the surrounding areas are also excited.

“It’s great for them because they have been part of the building process of making the store how it’s turned out today.”