Jessie May Children’s Hospice helped cut the ribbon to open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store on Whiteladies Road, Clifton in Bristol and received a £500 donation.
The Southern Co-operative’s new store is home to a large range of fresh produce and chilled food options, an array of pastries freshly baked and available in-store every day, a locally sourced from the South West, Local Flavours, product range and hot food and coffee to go deal for £2.00.
At the store’s opening ceremony, Tash Harding, a Jessie May Nurse, said: “It is such an honor to come and help open The Southern Co-operative’s brand new store and accept a cheque for £500 to help support the work of Jessie May nurses.”
Helen Mackie, Community Officer for Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home said: “Jessie May is a children’s hospice at home charity, the money kindly donated from the opening of the new co-op store will be spent on providing respite care for local children with terminal illnesses in their own home. Nurses like Tash can continue to provide the vital service for all of our current 118 children because of the incredible generosity of the community. “
The community food store will be open from 7am until 11pm, seven days a week in the heart of Clifton town centre.
Kim Moreton, Store Manager for The Southern Co-operative store on Whiteladies Road, Bristol said: “It has been brilliant for my colleagues and I to be part of the opening of The Southern Co-operative’s new food store on Whiteladies Road today! All of the customers who have come through our doors have been extremely positive and enjoying the fresh range of products we have in store. We would like to thank Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home for helping us to open our store, they are a fantastic charity who makes a real difference to the lives of people in our local community and we look forward to continuing to work with and support them in future.”