CASH was dished out to good causes to celebrate the opening of Hemel Hempstead’s refurbished Tesco Extra supermarket.
Little ones from nearby Broadfield Primary School in Windmill Road did the honours, cutting the ribbon to declare the Jarman Park store open.
As part of the celebrations on Monday headteacher Matthew Heasman was presented a cheque for £500 by the shop’s manager Ian Dunne.
The supermarket was closed for a week while building works were carried out. Under the revamp an extension has been built to house a new pharmacy, homeware department, cafe and toy section.
Two charities – the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice and Bennetts End Adventure Playground Association – were also given £500 each to mark the occasion.
Mr Dunne said: “We would like to thank customers and local residents for their patience during the stores closure and are delighted to see them back at the store.
“We have listened to our shoppers, and have improved our store to make sure we are offering the best service possible. I would also like to thank all my staff for their hard work enabling us to reopen the store.
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