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Charity to benefit from opening of Tesco store in Consett
1:13pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
CHARITY volunteers will be guests of honour when a new supermarket opens its doors.
Guests from the Children’s Society will cut the ribbon when a new 270-job Tesco Extra store opens on Genesis Way, in Consett on Thursday.
The charity will be presented with a £1,000 donation from Tesco to mark the occasion.
The opening ceremony will take place at 10am, with the first customers being offered cake and champagne.
The countdown to the opening began on Saturday, with a free screening of Monsters University at a drive-in cinema in the store car park.
Staff also say there will be a series of half-term activities for children, including pizza making, face painting and a bouncy castle.
Store manager Gary Ewart said: "My team and I are really looking forward to opening day. We are delighted that we are able to support the Children’s Society "We hope that the residents of Consett will be pleased with the new store and what we can offer in terms of range, quality, price and service".
The new Tesco replaces the company’s store in Delves Lane, which will close its doors at 10pm on Wednesday.
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