B&M Show They CARE with New Immingham Store
11 December 2014
A charity which helps disadvantaged families across Lincolnshire cut the ribbon on the latest B&M store to open in the county today.
The brand new B&M Bargains store opened it’s doors in Immingham this morning to a large crowd of expectant shoppers.
Customers were able to browse a wide variety of branded and own label products from its convenient location on Kennedy Way, Washdyke Lane including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, soft furnishings, home and seasonal ranges.
Local charity Christian Action and Resource Enterprise (CARE) were at hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the new store.
In August, CARE opened a new access point in Immingham to provide further support for vulnerable and disadvantaged families across North Lincolnshire. The charity was nominated by the store colleagues themselves and received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.
They helped make the grand opening a huge success and took part in a bag packing event to help raise further funds for the charity.
Elaine Norton said: “We are thrilled to be chosen by B&M to open this new store in the run up to Christmas. For the past four years we have run a Toys for Joy Scheme and this year it is coming to Immingham so the vouchers will be used to purchase new toys for those families in need.
“The support of B&M will make a real difference to many parents across North East Lincolnshire who find this time of year the most distressing due to their financial situations.”
Elaine added: “The Immingham Centre will be open for one day on Friday 12th December where support workers and professionals can bring parents they know who are in genuine need to choose a selection of gifts per child so the timing of the store opening is perfect!”
Representatives from CARE were joined by both the Town Mayor of Immingham Councillor Malcolm Cullum and the Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of North East Lincolnshire Councillor Alex Baxter JP who have both accepted invitations to be part of the opening ceremony too.
Robert Wilson, Store Manager said: “We we’re delighted to get the doors open and honoured to have local charity CARE cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store.”