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Shildon Celebrates First B&M Store in Town

25 February 2016

B&M has continued its recent growth with the opening of a brand new store in County Durham.

A complete internal and external refurbishment has taken place at the Bargains store in Shildon, formally the site of the town’s Morrisons.

The convenient Church Street location will allow Shildon locals to experience the retailer’s wide variety of branded and own label products, including toys, food & drink and seasonal ranges.

Store colleagues invited along representatives from Butterwick Hospice to cut the ribbon, as part of B&M’s Local Hero initiative.

A B&M Local Hero can be an individual or organisation from the local community, who have made an important contribution through their charity work.

As well as cutting the ribbon at the opening, Butterwick Hospice also received £250 worth of B&M vouchers as a thank you for taking part.

The Hospice cares for people of all ages who are living with a progressive, life-limiting illness.

These services are provided free of charge to those diagnosed, as well as their loved ones.

Carmel Hodgson, store manager at B&M Shildon, said: “Butterwick Hospice really stood out for us as they really go the extra mile for the community.

“We wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work they do.”

Ms Hodgson expressed her delight at finally opening the store to the community.

She said: “We’re really excited to have opened in Shildon!

“We’ve got a great team of new colleagues on board and we hope that customers are going to be delighted with our new store.”

Also making an appearance at the opening ceremony was the Mayor of Shildon, Councillor Matthew Burdess, who gratefully accepted an invitation to attend.