Local Salvation Army Opens New Southern Co-operative Store in Addlestone

The Salvation Army in Addlestone, a local branch of the Christian community charity, received a special invitation to help open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store on Church Road in Addlestone and received a £500 donation.

The Southern Co-operative’s new store is home to a large range of fresh fruit and vegetables, award winning chilled food options, and an array of bread and pastries freshly baked and available in-store every day.

The Southern Co-operative store in Addlestone is opened by the store’s colleagues, Tony Scott – Store Manager (centre), Ian Loxley - Major Corps Officer / Church Leader for The Salvation Army (centre right) and local residents.

The Southern Co-operative store in Addlestone is opened by the store’s colleagues, Tony Scott – Store Manager (centre), Ian Loxley – Major Corps Officer / Church Leader for The Salvation Army (centre right) and local residents.

Ian Loxley, Major Corps Officer / Church Leader for The Salvation Army in Addlestone said: “The Salvation Army has been active in Addlestone for over 100 years.  We have always aimed to support those within the local community who are facing challenging circumstances or who are dealing with crisis situations.

“We are able to continue to do this because of the donations of many individuals and organisations, and we are both delighted and encouraged by the generosity of The Southern Co-operative.  We are most grateful for their donation, which will help us to meet the requests that we receive on a daily basis for practical support.”

The community food store will be open from 7am until 10pm, seven days a week with plenty of parking available.

Tony Scott, Store Manager for The Southern Co-operative store on Church Road, said: “My colleagues and I have been thrilled to be part of The Southern Co-operative’s new food store in the heart of the Addlestone community. Our store has a fantastic variety of products for our customers, including a large selection of locally sourced foods from the South East region as part of our ‘Local Flavours’ range. We really can’t wait to get to know all of our customers and start to get involved with our local community.”