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Tesco Express, in Langley Road, makes donation to Herts Young Homeless
A new Watford convenience store celebrated its launch on Wednesday with a donation to the Herts Young Homeless (HYH) charity.
Jennie Rawlings, Marketing Manager at HYH, was the guest of honour at the new Tesco Express store in Langley Road to cut a ribbon and declare the new store officially open for business.
As part of the opening celebrations, store manager Amit Patel and his team presented Jennie with a cheque for £500. The store chose to donate to the Herts Young Homeless as part of its commitment to supporting the community.
HYH services are open to all 16 to 24-year-olds who are homeless or threatened with homelessness in Watford.
It provides information and support as well as emergency accommodation through its "Crashpad" scheme.
The Tesco donation will be used to supply starter packs, including duvets, cutlery and crockery, for young people moving into accommodation for the first time.
Store manager, Amit said: "We were delighted to be able to support the Herts Young Homeless as it does such fantastic work for those living in the Watford community. We are so pleased that Jennie came to open the new store and join in the celebrations with us."
Jennie said: "I would like to thank Tesco for this generous donation. When young people move in to accommodation for the first time they have very little, and in some cases, nothing and this £500 will make a big difference".
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