Stormy Stan Opens New Southern Co-op Portishead Marina Store and Receives £500 Donation

Stormy Stan from Portishead RNLI helped to cut the ribbon and open The Southern Co-operative’s new food store at Portishead Marina, 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, Local Flavours product range and hot food and coffee to go deal for £2.00.

The Southern Co-operative Food Store in Portishead Marin is officially opened by Stormy Stan from Portishead RNLI (centre left), Store Manager Rebecca Carlon (centre right) and store colleagues.

The Southern Co-operative Food Store in Portishead Marin is officially opened by Stormy Stan from Portishead RNLI (centre left), Store Manager Rebecca Carlon (centre right) and store colleagues.

Mike Roberts, Chairman for RNLI Portishead said: “Portishead is at a critical place in the Bristol Channel where big tides and strong currents can make the surrounding waters challenging. The RNLI is really pleased to be able to operate the newly built lifeboat station just yards away from the Marina, from where our volunteer crews can respond, day or night, whenever they are needed. As part of the local community and with a mission to keep the community safe, it means a lot to us to have support from so many people across the local community.

“The £500 cheque donation from The Southern Co-operative is gratefully received, as a valued contribution to the ongoing cost of running the station, enabling Portishead RNLI to continue to save lives at sea.”

The community food store will be open from 7am until 11pm seven days a week with parking available nearby.

Rebecca Carlon, Store Manager for The Southern Co-operative store in Portishead said: “It’s been very exciting to open our new store today and every customer we have spoken to has been extremely positive about their experience. We’re really looking forward to getting involved and engaging with our local community which The Southern Co-operative is well known for. It has been fantastic to work with the Portishead RNLI as part of our opening today and we can’t wait to build on this relationship in the near future.”