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Charity Cuts the Ribbon on Second B&M Store in Romford

21 March 2015

A local hospital charity were celebrated as B&M’s Local Hero at its new store opening in Romford.

King George & Queen's Hospitals Charity were made special guests at the grand opening of B&M’s latest store on Market Place -the second to open in the town- on Saturday.

The local charity were nominated by store colleagues as a deserving recipient of B&M’s Local Hero search; an award given to a charity or a member of the community who is recognised for their work towards a particular cause.

The charity’s helping hand extends to both Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George Hospital in Ilford. More than 750,000 local people are served by the hospitals and proceeds from its fundraising efforts go towards enhancing the hospital experience for patients, visitors and staff.

The charity received £250 worth of B&M vouchers and Chris Stevens, Head of Fundraising at the charity, said: “It is fantastic that B&M colleagues have chosen to support King George & Queen’s Hospitals Charity on their opening weekend.

“With their ongoing support we can continue to fund innovative projects to improve our patients’ experience.”

The charity was joined in cutting the ribbon on another landmark day for B&M by Mayor of Havering, Councillor Linda Trew and her consort husband Graham Trew. Representatives and volunteers for the charity spent the day bag packing for the store’s first customers, raising further funds.

Hundreds of shoppers passed through the former TJ Hughes on a hugely successful opening day. Customers can expect a wide variety of branded and own label products, including groceries and toiletries as well as an extensive non-food section including toys, home, and seasonal ranges.

The new store becomes Romford’s second B&M after the arrival of the Bargains store at the Rom Valley Retail Park in November last year.

B&M is one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and its commitment to strengthening local communities continues with the creation of 40 new jobs at the new store.

Terry Beazley, store manager at B&M Romford said: “B&M is committed to recruiting from the local area. I am delighted that we’ve found a great team from in and around Romford for our new store in the town.

“We’re really proud to be creating another 40 jobs this year and continuing to play our part in the local community.”