Special guests of honour
PUBLISHED: 13:05 05 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010
THERE were celebrations at the Tesco Extra store in Royston on Monday – with a party of children from Chernobyl special guests. They officially opened the store s new extension, while Wood Green Animal Shelters in Heydon received a cheque Store manager St
THERE were celebrations at the Tesco Extra store in Royston on Monday - with a party of children from Chernobyl special guests.
They officially opened the store's new extension, while Wood Green Animal Shelters in Heydon received a cheque
Store manager Stuart Eyres said: "This is a new era for the store and we're looking to the future.
"But today is about the two charities involved. It was a great honour to have the children open the store.
"They have been through a lot in their short lives and it's a good chance to raise awareness for them.
"We are also passionate about Wood Green Animal Shelters, so to be able to present them with a cheque was good."
The new store has taken 31 weeks to complete and has extended its range of goods.
Mr Eyres said: "The store was just too small and at the weekends shopping was often difficult for our customers. Now they have more room and more goods on offer."
Tesco presented a cheque for £200 to the animal shelter, which only last year was threatened with the possibility of closure.
Sharon Evans, the shelter's director of fund-raising, said: "This is a generous gesture. We rely solely on support like this, and the money will help us greatly."
Shelter manager Gay Baxter said: "Over the last year Tesco has helped raise £2,500 for the shelter. It has been very supportive."
Friends of Chernobyl organiser Nicola Dunklin, who also works at Tesco, said: "The children have been made to feel really special.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Royston Crow. Click the link in the orange box above for details.