Hospice Charity Cuts Ribbon at New Bexhill B&M Store
23 September 2015
A local hospice helped open a brand new B&M store, as Bexhill became the latest town to welcome one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers.
B&M were proud to open its latest store in the East Sussex town, at the Ravenside Retail Park, creating 60 jobs.
And to help mark the occasion the discount retailer welcomed some very special guests to cut the ribbon on the brand new Bargains store.
St Michael’s Hospice are an independent charity based in nearby St Leonards-on-Sea. They provide palliative care to patients with life-limiting conditions.
Their care stretches beyond the hospice into the community, and with just 30% of their funding coming via Government donations, the charity strives to raise almost £5 million each year in order to carry out essential services.
The charity was nominated by store staff to be part of the opening ceremony and charity representatives joined Mayor Councillor Maurice R Watson in cutting the ribbon.
The charity also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.
Darran Penfold, Trust and Corporate Fundraiser at St Michael’s Hospice said: “We were very proud to be invited to the opening of the new B&M store in Bexhill.
“We rely on the support and generosity of local businesses and their customers to ensure we are able to continue to provide our care services to those who need them.
“We’d like to thank the staff and customers of B&M for their kind support and look forward to working together again soon.”
James Lambert, store manager at B&M Bexhill said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area and I am delighted we’ve found a great team from in and around Bexhill. We’re really proud to have created up to 60 jobs across the town this year and to play our part in the local community.”
“We are delighted to have opened our doors and honoured to have representatives from St Michael’s Hospice alongside the Mayor cutting the ribbon to officially mark the opening of our new store."