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Local youth charity gets welcome windfall as new Battersea supermarket opens

Local charity Battersea Park Youth Club has received a donation to celebrate the launch of  Battersea’s newest supermarket.

The new Tesco  Metro store on Battersea Park Road  opened Monday (19th October) when the charity’s Chairman of  Trustees, Ric King and Trustee Tony Tuck received a £1,000 donation as part of the launch celebrations.

Ric and Tony then joined the store manager Rachel Thomas to cut the ribbon and officially open the new store!

Ric said: “I would like to thank Tesco  for their generous donation. The money will be spent on The Food Group. The group is aimed at helping young people who wish to learn abilities and skills  in cooking to further what they have already learned in school. With the donation from Tesco an induction hob can be purchased, together with more cookware and ingredients enabling the expansion of the Food Group.” 

Store Manager Rachel Thomas said: “I am delighted that Ric and Tony came to join in the celebrations with us. It was great to meet them and I hope that the donation goes a long way towards helping  the youth club.”

Rachel added: “Our first day was  brilliant. The store was busy and customer feedback was great, I am very proud  of my staff who worked hard to make the day a success.”

“I hope that our customers continue to enjoy the new store and all its services, and I look forward to the store  playing an active role in the local community.”

The Metro, located on Battersea Park Road, will offer customers a great range of fresh fruit and veg, as well as dairy produce, frozen food, everyday grocery items, freshly baked breads, and beers, wines and spirits.

Pictured: Rachel Thomas and Ric King with Tony Tuck (second left) and members of Tesco staff at the opening ceremony

Date posted: 21 October 2009