A NEW Redditch store has celebrated its launch with a donation to the Batchley Support Group.

Pattie Hill, group trustee, and Redditch MP Karen Lumley, were guests of honour when the new Tesco Express store on Willow Way recently opened.

As well as cutting a ribbon to declare the store officially open, store manager Roger Perry presented the group with £500.

Mrs Hill said: “I would like to thank Roger and his team for this generous donation, without funds like this we would struggle to provide vital services to the community.”

The Batchley Support Group aims to empower local people by helping them get involved in community activities, promoting regeneration and campaign on local issues.

Mr Perry said: “We are delighted to be able to support the group as it does fantastic work with the people in the Redditch community.

“We’re so pleased that Pattie and Karen could come to help us to celebrate the launch of our new store.”

He added: “My team and I are really enjoying welcoming our customers into the new store and we hope that Tesco will become a key part of the local community.”