Tesco give cash donation to Prekkie

Ruairi Magee, Project Manager, hands over the key to St Helens Store Manager, Glyn Heppenstall.
Ruairi Magee, Project Manager, hands over the key to St Helens Store Manager, Glyn Heppenstall.

SUPERMARKET bosses are to donate £2,000 to Steve Prescot’s fundraising campaign.

Prekkie will receive the cash boost next week as Tesco opens the doors of its new Extra store.

The store - which will create 300 jobs - opens on Monday on the site of the new Saints stadium.

Customers will also be invited to enjoy the celebrations with complimentary champagne, cake and orange juice, with the very first person through its doors collecting a £50 gift card to spend in store.

Store manager Glyn Heppenstall will present the former Saints and Great Britain fullback, who is battling a rare form of cancer, with the cash to help fund next year’s St Helens 10k run.

Customers will also get the chance to win something extra with the chance of winning a share of £500 worth of trick or treat prizes with two competitions taking pace each hour.

Mr Heppenstall said: “We are really looking forward to the grand opening day and welcoming our new customers through the doors for the first time. We have some very busy days ahead making sure the store is ready, yet feel privileged to be able to have not one, nor two, but three local heroes here on opening day to mark this very special milestone event.”

Tesco also has 12 events planned to celebrate the new store, including giveaways and performances from local groups.