Local Hospice Opens New B&M Store in Yeading
02 May 2015
B&M were PROUD to open its latest store in Yeading on Saturday, creating 65 jobs for local people.
Store staff had been hard at work getting the new shop premises at the former Comet at Willow Tree Lane Retail Park ready for the opening ceremony.
Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Catherine Dann was invited to celebrate the occasion with store staff, along with representatives from the Michael Sobell Hospice charity.
The charity was nominated by store colleagues as a deserving winner of B&M’s “Local Hero” award; given to an individual or organisation known to contribute to the local community through charity or voluntary work.
The Michael Sobell Hospice - located at Mount Vernon Hospital, Hillingdon – provides specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers.
Formerly Friends of Michael Sobell House, the charity strives to raise £1.5 million to ensure vital services at the hospice are maintained.
B&M were proud to welcome representatives as their special VIP guests and awarded the charity £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for cutting the ribbon at its latest store.
B&M’s expansion in the town has provided a further 65 jobs for local people and reaffirms the retailer’s commitment to supporting local communities.
Ben Gough, store manager at B&M Yeading said: “We wanted a true VIP to officially open our new store and what better way than to ask customers to nominate those who make a real difference to people’s lives in and around Yeading.”
Hundreds of shoppers passed through its doors for the first time, benefiting from an extensive non-food section including soft furnishings, electrical, garden furniture and homeware.
The Yeading Home Store & Garden Centre is the third B&M store in Middlesex following Bargain Stores in Hayes and Hounslow. The subsequent boost to local jobs reaffirms the retailer’s commitment to supporting local communities.