Bradley Stoke’s new Pets at Home superstore will open its doors at 9am today (Friday) at the Willow Brook Centre, followed later by an opening ceremony, when the winner of The Journal’s Pet Idol 2009 competition will make a star appearance.
VIP (Very Important Pet) ‘Albert’, an eleven week old Jack Russell puppy, will join store manager Russell Hardiman-Richards to officially open the new store at 10:30am.
Albert’s owner Kerry Tessler – of Primrose Close, Bradley Stoke – will be presented with a prize of £150 in Pets at Home gift vouchers for winning the keenly contested ‘star pet’ competition.
Also attending the opening ceremony will be Beryl Casey from Hedgehog Rescue, who will talk about the work the charity undertakes amongst Pets at Home customers. She will be joined by John Morris and Dave Barker from South Gloucestershire Council, who will be talking to customers about the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve and the work of conservation volunteers on the site.
Elsewhere, pupils at Bradley Stoke Community School have taken part in a competition to draw their own pets. The winning sketches will be unveiled at the store today and prizes awarded for the best three entries.
Customers are invited to enjoy the opening celebrations taking place at the store on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November. There will be free entertainment for kids, in the form of face painting and balloon modelling, and customers will be able to take advantage of a 10% discount during the store’s opening weekend (terms and conditions apply; see in store for details).
Pets at Home says it has invested over £350,00 in the new store and created 16 local jobs.
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