Store gives £1,000 to hospice

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A SUPERSTORE has celebrated a relaunch with a £1,000 charity donation.

Tesco, in Thetford, gave the money to St Nicholas Hospice Care on Monday after a makeover the week before.

The money was donated by the store and its contractors, Longcross, as part of their commitment to supporting the local community.

Sue Long, fund-raiser for St Nicholas Hospice Care, said: “Funds such as this are vital to the hospice and ensure it can continue to offer its services to the people of Thetford and West Suffolk.”

Pupils from Norwich Road Community Primary School cut a ribbon to officially re-open the store.

They also collected a £300 donation after winning a design-a-bag competition.

The winning pupil was five-year-old Karolina Moszczynska, who was given a hessian bag with her colourful butterfly design on it and a £50 Tesco gift card.

She said: “I like drawing the butterflies, they are in my garden.”

Jo Ryder, headteacher, said the school would put the money towards art resources for its early year students.