FACES help open B&M’s newest Bedford store on Riverfield Drive

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B&M managers with FACES team
Local charity FACES helped unveil the new store.

B&M opened another shop in Bedford last month (20 April) with a brand new B&M store and garden centre on Riverfield Drive and they immediately set about helping Bedford’s community.

New store staff nominated FACES to take centre stage and officially unveil the new store and enjoy some VIP treatment as a thank you for all the work they do.

FACES offers practical and emotional support to local children and families faced with difficult issues such as; mental and physical health, domestic abuse, poverty, child sexual exploitation and behavioural issues.

As well as opening the new store, the charity also received £250 from the store.

B&M Riverfield drive openingStore manager, David Childs, said: “The new store has been really busy since the doors first opened on Saturday and feedback from customers has been great so far.

“A huge thank you to FACES who helped us open the store, we hope that our donation can help them continue the outstanding work they do for the local community.”

The former Homebase store has had a complete internal and external refurbishment and the opening has created more than 60 new jobs for local people.

As well as an extensive DIY, decorating and furniture range the shop will stock a variety of branded products including toys, food & drink, home ware, pet products, health & beauty and a seasonal range.

The store boasts its own garden centre, with everything from seeds to pots and hundreds of plant varieties delivered fresh to store throughout the season.

B&M is one of the UK’s fastest growing retailers and is also due to open a distribution centre in Bedford later this year with another 1000 jobs being created.

B&M second floor Riverfield Drive
B&M has given the former Homebase store a complete refit inside,