Gym­nast Dan opens Aldi su­per­mar­ket

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

OLYMPIC bronze medal­list Dan Purvis has opened the new Aldi su­per­mar­ket in Birk­dale.

The South­port gym­nast cut the rib­bon out­side the Liver­pool Road su­per­mar­ket along­side store man­ager Lizzi Lig­gat at a grand open­ing last week.

The store, which is the sec­ond Aldi to open in South­port, opened last Thurs­day af­ter com­ple­tion of work on the site of the for­mer Birk­dale Trad­ing Es­tate.

Af­ter the store open­ing cel­e­bra­tions, the Team GB gym­nast paid a visit to Birk­dale Pri­mary School to de­liver an in­spi­ra­tional assem­bly about his ca­reer, and the im­por­tance of liv­ing a healthy lifestyle. The talk came as part of the su­per­mar­ket’s Get Set to Eat Fresh ini­tia­tive, which hopes to teach 1.2 mil­lion chil­dren about the ben­e­fits of cook­ing fresh, healthy food.

The first 30 cus­tomers to queue out­side the new store each re­ceived a com­pli­men­tary bag full of fruit and vegeta­bles from Aldi’s Su­per 6 range.

Dan said: “I had a fan­tas­tic day at Aldi South­port. It was great to give back to a com­mu­nity so close to where I grew up. I hope I helped in­spire cus­tomers to stay ac­tive and main­tain a healthy, bal­anced diet.”

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