Every little helps memory cafe

PUBLISHED: 08:15 26 July 2011

Photo by Guy Harrop 22/07/11. Tesco store Honiton refurbishment opening. Pictured are Tesco store manager Jon Parker and Heather Penwarden with Min Rennolds, of Honiton Memory Cafe.

Photo by Guy Harrop 22/07/11. Tesco store Honiton refurbishment opening. Pictured are Tesco store manager Jon Parker and Heather Penwarden with Min Rennolds, of Honiton Memory Cafe.

Guy Harrop

Tesco marks re-opening of Honiton supermarket with generous donation to worthy cause.

Tesco has marked the completion of improvements to its Honiton store with a generous donation to Honiton Memory Cafe.

Heather Penwarden, chairman of the charity, accepted a cheque for £1,000 from store manager Jonathan Parker and Michele Nichols, of Dudley’s Construction, at the supermarket’s official re-opening. Each gave the project £500.

Heather then went on to cut a ribbon at the store.

She was joined at the event by the cafe’s volunteer co-ordinator Min Rennolds.

Heather said: “I would like to thank Tesco for this kind donation; it is greatly appreciated. We rely on the generosity of our community for funds to keep going and these cheques from Tesco and Dudley’s mean we can now increase the amount of days in a month we are able to open.”

Store Manager Jonathan said: “Michele and I are delighted to donate to Honiton Memory Café, they are a fantastic charity and do such important work for people in our local community, I am thrilled to present Heather with the donation.”

Michele Nichols, Project Manager of Dudley’s Construction, the company that renovated the store, said: “I am so pleased to be able to present Heather with a £500 donation on behalf of the refresh team. Since Honiton Memory Café opened last year, it has become a vital part of our community and it is great to know we can contribute to its establishment.”

Tesco’s 2011 charity is the Alzheimer’s Society and staff members have been closely following the progress of the memory cafe, recently attending its first birthday celebration at which acclaimed folk singer Jim Causley sang.

Tesco in Honiton is now open from 6am to midnight, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald