Store donations celebrate relaunch

The newly revamped Tesco store in Stranraer has celebrated its relaunch by providing Blood Bikes Scotland and Alzheimer’s Scotland with donations of £1,000.

The store on Charlotte Street invited representatives from both charities to help join in the re-launch celebrations and store manager Hazel Cloy presented them with their cheques.

Customers who visited the store on Monday were treated to a special appearance by Paw Patrol, children were gifted goody bags packed with back to school essentials and customers were offered the opportunity to try samples of the ranges available in store.

Hazel added: “It’s really important to us as a store that we play an active and supporting role in our local community and we are pleased to be supporting the work that both charities do.”

Kelly Henry from the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes said: “The blood bikes offer a much needed resource to various medical professionals to transfer diagnostic specimens, blood, notes, x-rays, scans and other medical equipment to where it is needed. We’d like to thank Tesco for this generous £1,000 donation, which will help to support the life-saving work of the Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes.”

Clare McGoogan Stroyan from Alzheimer’s Scotland said: “We are thrilled with the £1,000 donation from Tesco which will help us provide personalised support and care for patients, as well as run our 24 hour dementia helpline. We would like to thank the store for inviting us down to the relaunch.”