Gutsy Granny Helps Open B&M's New Wellingborough Store
26 April 2017
B&M invited along a very special guest to help open the brand new Wellingborough store on Wednesday.
The new Bargain store is based on Market Street and has created more than 30 new jobs for local people.
Visitors to the sort will be able to browse a whole host of branded products, including toys, homewares, food & drink and health & beauty.
As part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative, given to a local charity or individual who’ve made an important contribution to their community, B&M colleagues invited along Maureen Sanders.
The glamorous granny has spent years fundraising for charity and recently took part in a daring zip wire challenge where she raised more than £1000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association.
In addition to opening the new store, Maureen will also receive £250 worth of B&M vouchers to donate to the charity as a thank you for taking part and for all her hard work in the local community.
Also helping to open the store was the Mayor of Wellingborough, Councillor Malcom Waters, who gratefully accepted B&M’s invitation to attend.
Lynne Boarder, store manager at B&M Orient Way - Wellingborough, said: “When we heard about Maureen’s zipwire challenge and all the fundraising she has done, we wanted to give her some VIP treatment as a thank you – she’s an amazing woman who thoroughly deserves it!
“We hope that our donation can help her to continue to help Motor Neurone Disease Association.”
She also commented: “The new team have been working really hard to get the store ready for opening day and we couldn’t wait to get the doors open and show customers their new B&M Wellingborough.”
The fun doesn’t stop on opening day, as a face painter will be in store on Saturday 29th April to transform customers into their favourite super heroes, animals or characters.