The new supermarket openedo n Holyoake Avenue in Bispham
A brand new Aldi store opened in Bispham yesterday morning (September 23).
The store opened at 8am with Team GB Olympic Gymnastics hero Daniel Purvis cutting the ribbon alongside pupils from Layton Primary School.
The store is the new Aldi to open in and around Bispham and will be run by Store Manager James Turek, along with a team of 35 colleagues.
Team GB bronze medallist Daniel Purvis gave away complimentary bags of fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s Super 6 range to the first 30 customers in the queue, before delivering an assembly for pupils at Layton Primary School as part of the supermarket’s initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh.
The bronze medallist from the London Olympic Games in 2012 focused on the benefits of eating healthy food and the importance of exercise.
Aldi offered pupils at the local primary school the opportunity to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at the new store. Children at Layton Primary School were tasked with creating a poster to show what healthy eating means to them. Daniel Purvis announced the winner, Charlie Westwater, during the assembly and he was presented with their £20 voucher.
Store Manager James Turek said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Bispham. It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store, and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks. I’m also thrilled that we’ve been able to support Layton Primary School through our partnership with Team GB.”
Team GB hero Daniel Purvis added: “I’ve had a fantastic time opening the new Aldi store here in Bispham. It was an honour to officially open the store and welcome customers inside for the first time
“It was great to speak with the children at Layton Primary School about the importance of eating healthily and how it can be fun to plan and prepare meals as a family. Hopefully I’ve also managed to inspire the pupils to keep active and try different sports.”
The new Aldi store is calling on local charities and food banks in Bispham to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community.
Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to seven days a week.