Horncastle store set to mark relaunch with charity donations.

Tesco - set to open its bigger and better store in Horncastle
Tesco - set to open its bigger and better store in Horncastle

Customers at the Tesco superstore in Horncastle are set to enjoy a new-look shopping experience following a revamp.

And to celebrate all the changes that have been made and to thank customers for their patience while the work took place, the store is having an official re-launch ceremony this Monday October 5 at 10am.

During the event the store team will present Age UK Lindsay with a donation of £1,000 and Lincolnshire Wolds Federation - St Lawrence School with a donation of £500.

The two organisations were nominated to receive donations by local residents and customers at the store in Watermill Road, as part of the Tesco Helping Hand competition.

The investment to transform the store on Watermill Road, will create a modern and improved shopping environment and will see the introduction of an in-store bakery offering everything from bread to cookies and doughnuts, made fresh every day.

As part of the revamp, there will be a number of enhancements, including a new deli counter and an improved fruit and vegetable department.

Tesco colleagues will also benefit from a significant upgrade to the colleague area that will create a better working environment and help to maintain the excellent level of customer service provided by the team.

In the course of the official ceremony, the superstore’s contractors Carter Builder and Tesco will be presenting Horncastle Community Centre with a cheque for £1,500. This donation will contribute towards their continued work in the local community.

“We had a fantastic response to the Helping hand competition from our customers and local residents who wanted to show their support for their community,” said Store manager, Ben Manuel.

“We are looking forward to welcoming both groups to our refreshed store.”

In addition to the £500 donation to St Lawrence School, the Tesco store had invited students from two schools in the immediate location to enter a poster design competition.

Joseph, age 12 from St Lawrence School won the competition and 30 Hudl’s for his school, as well as a £25 gift card for himself.

Joseph’s colourful artwork will now feature on the sides of 5,000 hessian shopping bags for life that will be given to customers from the Tesco superstore in Horncastle.

“We are really looking forward to celebrating the end of our improvements, these changes have been made with our customers in mind and we would be delighted if they would like to join us to enjoy a slice of cake and a glass of champagne or orange juice at the official re-launch celebrations on Monday 5th October at 10am,” added Mr Manuel.