Olympic medalist has the ticket to open new store
AN Olympic gold medallist will be the guest of honour at the opening of the town’s newest supermarket.
There will also be a ‘golden ticket’ event at the new store, with the first 100 shoppers getting a golden envelope containing a prize.
Aldi, on London Road South, will be officially opened on Thursday (February 18) .
British cyclist Jason Kenny, who claimed Olympic gold medals in Beijing and London, has been invited along to the store as part of the chain’s ongoing partnership with Team GB.
He will also be helping to hand out the golden envelopes to the first 100 people in the queue.
Customers will be in with the chance of winning a 55-inch TV, an Aldi hamper, Smartphone, HD action camcorder and bags of Aldi shopping, as well as a number of vouchers to spend in store.
David Styan, store manager, said: “There’s been a lot of excitement in Poynton around the new store, and the team and I are looking forward to meeting our new customers. We’ve got some great golden ticket prizes up for grabs on the morning of the opening, and we hope customers take advantage of the ‘Specialbuys’ on offer during opening week.”
As part of its arrival to the town, Aldi has also made a sponsorship deal with Poynton Cricket Club. There are also 12 jobs at the store still available, with 10 store assistant posts and spots for stock assistants.
To enquire about joining the team go to aldirecruitment.co.uk. ●● MACCLESFIELD MP David Rutley dropped into Poynton High School to catch up with the latest developments.
The school received a ‘Good’ rating in its December Ofsted inspection and Mr Rutley met with the headteacher, David Waugh, to discuss the work the school is doing to continue to build on its progress.
During his visit he took a tour of the school’s facilities and visited the new restaurant, which caters for 700 pupils a day and has proved to be popular with pupils and helps promote the school’s healthy living initiative.
Following the visit, Mr Rutley said: “The recent positive Ofsted inspection report is encouraging news and I would like to congratulate all pupils, staff and governors on this real achievement.
“It is good to see the school making continued positive progress, and I look forward to keeping in touch with Mr Waugh and the school in the months ahead.”
●● The new Aldi store on London Road South, Poynton. Inset: Jason Kenny will officially open the store as part of the company’s partnership with Team GB
●● Doreen Harper, co-ordinator at the Poynton Disabled Swim Club, and Dan Brownhill, manager of Gascoigne Halman in Poynton
●● MP David Rutley with David Waugh