New B&M Store in Holyhead Offers Bags of Support to RNLI
27 August 2014
B&M is creating up to 80 jobs in Holyhead after securing new shop premises at the former Homebase on London Road in the port town. The finishing touches are currently being made to the 38,000sq ft Store and Garden Centre which will open on Saturday 30th August at 9am.
The store will be opened by representatives from the Holyhead and Treaddur Bay RNLI lifeboat stations who have benefitted from a donation of £6000 from B&M. The money will be used to purchase Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) currently being rolled by the charity. The PLBs will be stored inside the lifejackets of crew members and can be activated in the rare event of a volunteer getting into difficulty at sea.
The lifeboat stations will be joined by Councillor Owen, Mayor of Holyhead who has also accepted an invitation to ‘cut the ribbon’ to officially mark the opening of the store.
Donna Birch, Store Manager at the new B&M Home Store said: “We’re really proud to be opening our first store in Holyhead, creating up to 80 jobs and playing our part in the local community. Our colleagues have great admiration for the volunteer RNLI crews and so we are delighted that they are able to join us on our big day!”
Matt Crofts, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager for North Wales added: “As a charity which relies entirely on voluntary contributions for income, we are very grateful to B&M for their kind donation which has made the roll out to Holyhead and Treaddur Bay lifeboat stations possible”.