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Sainsbury’s welcomed into the community

By on January 12, 2011

A Knutsford charity and school are set to benefit as Sainsbury’s opens the doors of its new Local store on Canute Place this week (Wednesday 12th January).

As well as creating 18 new jobs for local people, the store has already put plans in place to support Manor Park School and Nursery and the Welcome Centre.

Pupils from Manor Park School have been invited to cut the ribbon to officially open the store at 9am after the store pledged to support the school. “Our construction firm will support the school by giving them £500 worth of equipment or labour,” said Store Manager Steve Slack, “so whether they need new computers or renovations, we can help them, and look forward to supporting them in the future. We’ll also present them with a Sainsbury’s Active Kids sports equipment pack after they have cut the ribbon.”

The new store in the heart of the community will stock a range of fresh and convenience foods, from freshly-baked bread to fresh fruit and vegetables as well as wine, newspapers, and flowers. Also on offer will be a range of Taste the Difference convenience food, plus a cash machine and bakery.

Also joining in the opening day celebrations at the 2,200 sq ft store will be staff from Longridge’s Welcome Centre, a drop-in centre run by the Alderley Edge and Knutsford Methodist Circuit. The centre has been selected as the store’s local charity partner for 2010/2011 receiving support until a new charity is selected in May. One of Sainsbury’s Canute Place’s colleagues, Ruth Capon, is supporting the youth club’s ‘Venture Africa’ project that will give around 10 children the opportunity of experiencing African culture later this year.

This is the first store opening for store manager Steve Slack. He said: “We’re proud to bring Sainsbury’s Local to Canute Place, and have put a great deal of effort into ensuring we can bring more than a high quality shopping experience to the area. We’re looking forward to working with the Welcome Centre over the next five months and doing what we can to help them continue to provide support to the community. ”

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