Wyre store hailed for charity effort

The Booths Poulton team picking up their award. Pictured left to right, Ben James, Helen Thwaite, Richard Sykes, Edwin Booth, Shane Hatton and Paul Tidswell
The Booths Poulton team picking up their award. Pictured left to right, Ben James, Helen Thwaite, Richard Sykes, Edwin Booth, Shane Hatton and Paul Tidswell

Booths’ Poulton store has been awarded the Lancashire supermarket’s store of the year title for its contribution to charity, dedication to teamwork and achieving consistently high standards.

Showing community spirit, the Poulton staff members have volunteered themselves to host regular events in the café to raise money for charity.

A series of cocktail evenings, gin nights and other themed events helped raise £18,000 for charities including Brian’s House Children’s Hospice.

They have also sponsored two guide dogs for the blind, costing £5,000 each.

Booths head of retail Paul Tidswell said: “We are really proud of everything the Poulton store has achieved this year. Their efforts embody exactly what Booths stands for; community spirit and dedication to great service.”

Richard Sykes, store manager said: “I know first-hand what an incredible job the Poulton team do, everyone is so focused on being the best they can be and that really shows.

"We have a great relationship with our customers and have worked hard to become a part of the great community here in Poulton.”