A new B&M store was opened in a Cambridgeshire town this morning.

The shop in Chatteris welcomed customers for the first time after a ribbon-cutting by volunteers who run the town's foodbank. 

They were chosen by B&M colleagues who were asked to nominate a local charity who they thought deserved some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community.

They chose the team from Chatteris Foodbank, which is part of the Trussell Trust Ely Foodbank, to take centre stage and officially unveil the new B&M store.

Cambs Times: The team at B&M ChatterisThe team at B&M Chatteris (Image: B&M)

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Chatteris Foodbank is a volunteer ran charity who dedicate their time to helping local people who are in crisis, by handing out food and toiletries parcels for up to four days.

Each week, between 10-15 parcels of food and toiletries are handed out to local individuals and families in need.

They never miss a week, even providing food parcels on Christmas day.

Cambs Times: Chatteris Foodbank volunteers receive a donation from B&M.Chatteris Foodbank volunteers receive a donation from B&M. (Image: B&M)

They work in partnership with other agencies, such as local schools, doctors’ surgery, job centres and social services to ensure that those they support receive all the help that they need.

The store manager from B&M said: “Chatteris Foodbank really stood out for us, so we wanted to give them some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the hard work that they have done.

“We hope that our donation can help them to continue the great work they do.

"We’re feeling extremely positive about the creation of more jobs for local people, and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.”