Charity benefits from superstore makeover

Store manager Paul Bunyan cuts the ribbon, watched by Kirstie Thomas from 4SIGHT

Store manager Paul Bunyan cuts the ribbon, watched by Kirstie Thomas from 4SIGHT

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A SHOREHAM-based charity has benefited from an extensive makeover at the Holmbush Shopping Centre.

The Tesco Extra store was relaunched at the end of September following renovation and a range of improvements.

Kirstie Thomas, community outreach worker for 4SIGHT, joined store manager Paul Bunyan and his team for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

She was presented with a £500 donation from the store to help blind and partially-sighted people in West Sussex.

The charity 4SIGHT, formerly known as West Sussex Association for the Blind, was established in 1921. Currently based at Adur Civic Centre, Ham Road, it supports more than 2,000 members and provides a wide range of practical support to help people remain independent following sight loss.

The main aim is to improve the lives of blind and people with sight loss by providing services, visits, information, guidance, advocacy and support.

Mrs Thomas said: “We are delighted that 4SIGHT have been nominated and chosen to receive this wonderful donation from Tesco. This money will go directly to help supporting people with sight loss in the local area. We look forward to working closely with Tesco on community projects in the future.”

Tesco thanked customers for their patience during the renovation by offering a slice of cake and a glass of wine or orange juice on the day.