High street retailer Superdrug opened a store at Brighton's railway station on Friday (July 21), in a move that it says will create 40 new jobs in the city.
Superdrug also has shops in Churchill Sqaure, St. James Street, London Road and Western Road, but said its new 'travel store' at the station would benefit holiday-goers on their way to Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and other local airports.
Stuart Goddard, Brighton Railway Station store manager said: “We’re so excited for the launch of a new Superdrug store in Brighton. The city is so young and lively so we’re delighted to be offering a new location for customers to shop at. As the store is located within Brighton Station, it will make it very accessible for locals and shoppers of all ages.”
The store opening also saw Marie Curie nurse Mary Pratt presented with a cheque for £731,122 to represent the amount donated by Superdrug so far in 2017.
Simon Comins, Superdrug commercial director who lives close to the Brighton area, said: “We’re so excited to have launched the new store in this buzzing area, and it’s great to celebrate the opening with this presentation to Marie Curie.
“This amazing amount is down to the generosity of our customers and the hard-work of all our colleagues in stores across the country and I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has helped such a worthwhile cause.”
Ms Pratt, said: “We are so grateful to Superdrug, our biggest corporate partner for their on-going support and incredible fundraising efforts. In 2017 alone, Superdrug has already raised £731,122, enough to fund the equivalent of over 36,500 hours of care from nurses like myself. I have been a Marie Curie Nurse for 15 years and every single donation allows me to provide care and support to people living with any terminal illness and their families.”