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Children’s Cancer Charity Opens New B&M Store in Wellingborough

16 April 2015

B&M was joined by local VIP guests to help celebrate the opening of its latest store in Wellingborough.

Up to 63 jobs have been created as a result of B&M’s expansion, providing the Northamptonshire town with a huge jobs boost.

The brand new B&M Home Store & Garden Centre is conveniently located at the site of the former Homebase on the Victoria Park Estate.

And to celebrate the opening of the new store, representatives from local charity Chelsea’s Angels, as well as Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor and Mrs Jim Bass, we’re invited to cut the ribbon on a landmark occasion for one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers.

The charity was the worthy recipient of B&M’s Local Hero award which recognises the hard work of some person or cause renowned for their charity work.

Chelsea’s Angels was founded by Emma Knighton, whose daughter Chelsea passed away in 2009 following a 2 year battle with Neuroblastoma.

“We watched her, with spirit and courage, fight her battle for nearly 2 years”, says mum Emma via the charity’s website.

“Chelsea lost her brave fight on 9 August 2009, but before she passed away, we promised her we would help other poorly children just like her.”

Chelsea’s Angels raises funds for families whose children have been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and other rare cancers.

The charity was nominated by readers of the Northamptonshire Telegraph who helped in B&M’s Local Hero search. Chelsea’s Angels received £250 worth of vouchers as a thank you for opening the store.

Shaun Nightingale, Store Manager at B&M Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough.”

The new Home Store & Garden Centre is the third B&M store in the Northampton area, joining Weston Favell and the Bargains store on the Nene Valley Retail Park. The increase in job vacancies and exciting new retail opportunity is further proof of B&M’s commitment to investing in local communities.