A Spalding superstore is due to re-open its tomorrow (Thursday, September 28) after a refurbishment and extension.
Children from St John the Baptist Primary will be part of the celebrations at Aldi on St Thomas Road when they help to officially cut the ribbon.
The green-fingered pupils will receive a donation of gardening materials from the store to help maintain its allotment.
“We are very excited to receive new gardening materials for our allotment. Our pupils love planting fruit and vegetables and seeing the whole process of field to fork is really educational,” said Paul Reid, head teacher at the school.
“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of Aldi’s Spalding store as we believe in teaching children about healthy eating from a young age is extremely important.”
The store has increased in size from 760sqm to 1,022sqm.
“We love being right in the heart of this community and engaging with projects such as the field to fork initiative. Teaching children how to grow and cook their own vegetables is really important and something the whole family can enjoy,” said store manager Hayley Rowson.
“We would also like to thank members of the local community for their patience while we have been working to extend and improve our store. We are looking forward to welcoming customers back and hope they take advantage of our great reopening week deals,” she added.
Several new jobs have also been created as a result of the work.
Information can be found online at www.aldirecruitment.co.uk/stores