The eagerly anticipated opening of the new B&M store in Portadown, which created more than 35 jobs, opened its doors last Friday.
The relocated store, based next to the Lidl store in High Street Mall, is much larger than the previous with over 27,092sq. ft. of sales space.
The new colleagues were asked to nominate a local charity they think truly deserves some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community. They chose the team from Portadown Cares to take centre stage and officially unveil the new B&M store.
Portadown Cares is a local charity that strives to help those people in Portadown who, through no fault of their own, have come upon hard times. They provide help on a practical basis and can help to point them in the right direction in relation to counselling, benefits etc.
Portadown cares also distributes donated food to local groups & associations to people in need within their local area, provide emergency food packs to socially isolated people and people in severe need and collect and deliver shopping and prescriptions to those who need assistance.
In addition to opening the store, the team will also receive £250 worth of B&M vouchers, which will go towards helping the charity to continue doing the great work they do.
The store manager, said: “It was really exciting to welcome customers through the doors; the feedback so far has been fantastic.”
“A big thank you to the team at Portadown Cares who helped us open the store, we hope that our donation can help them to continue to do the great work they do in supporting the local people.”