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A SENIOR councillor was on hand to reopen a town centre store which has had a make-over.

The Wilkinson store in Castle Dene Shopping Centre, Peterlee, re-opened with help from the Mayor of Peterlee, Councillor John Hardy.

“It was a treat to be invited along to help re-launch one of the most popular retailers in the town; I think the store looks great”, said Coun Hardy, who was also presented with a cheque from Sharon Short, Wilkinson’s store manager, towards his Mayor’s Charity Fund, which supports Help For Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Relief and Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Mrs Short said: “I would like to thank the Mayor of Peterlee, Councillor John Hardy for coming along and helping us with the re-opening.

“We are proud to be able to make a donation to the Mayor’s Charity Fund, which benefits three really worthy causes within in the local community.”

She added: “The whole re-brand process has been a real team effort, the store has never looked so good and this is a testament to all the hard work we have all put in to get to this point today.”