Cash donation as new Tesco opens at former Lovedean pub

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PEOPLE with multiple sclerosis will benefit thanks to a donation from a supermarket.

The £500 cheque comes as Tesco opens a new store in Lovedean Lane, Lovedean.

The firm has spent the last few months renovating the site, which was the home of the former Green Dragon pub.

As reported, the pub closed at the end of last year after Tesco bought the building.

The store will open on Friday and representatives from Solent MS Therapy Centre, a charity in North End, will accept the donation.

The Solent MS Therapy Centre offers therapies that have been specifically chosen to ease the symptoms of MS and to help people cope better with their daily lives. 

David Newbiggin, store manager of the new Tesco, said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support Solent MS Therapy Centre as it does great work for people in Lovedean.

‘We are really pleased that Hazel and Paul are coming to launch the new store and join in the celebrations with us.

‘My team and I are looking forward to welcoming our customers into the new store and we hope that Tesco will become a key part of the local community.’

The opening of the Tesco Express has created 22 new jobs.

More than 150 people applied for the roles.