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Store opens with donation
8:40am Sunday 27th May 2012 in News
A new look convenience store marked its launch in Guiseley with a donation of hundreds of pounds to a teenage cancer charity.
The revamped Costcutter store was officially opened by Luke Gilbert, 24, above left, who is battling cancer – and who is helping to raise vital funds for two charities which have helped him over the last decade.
Luke, who was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma at Airedale Hospital in 2003, organised a ball in Ilkley this month to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
At the weekend Luke accepted a £479 cheque for the Teenage Cancer Trust, which is the official nominated charity for the Guiseley store. Money is raised through Costcutter's Local Pride initiative which raises money via the sale of specific products.
The Supermarkets Group unveiled its plans for the revised stores at its 25th Anniversary event last year, with the company-owned store in Guiseley being the first to receive the new treatment.
Ian Bishop, Costcutter Supermarkets Group Marketing Director, said: "Costcutter is proud to be local and one of the innovations on the new fascia is the provision for retailers to display an individual customer promise. This gives a truly local feel to the store and shows the great pride our retailers have in their store."