A ‘LOVELY’ corner shopped has been thanked for generously donating drinks and snacks to passengers on a community coach trip.

On December 3, a coach trip organised by Roosecote Community Hub will be heading to Manchester Christmas Markets with 66 passengers on board.

The coach will be the second trip for the community group.

“Michaela and Jamie, owners of Yarlside Stores have offered, once again, to make it a bit more special by donating a drink and snack for everyone on the coach,” said organiser of the trip and founder of the Roosecote Community Hub, Paul Griffiths.

“This is something they also did last year and was very warmly received by everyone on the trip “The current economic climate not only affects us as residents but also has a significant impact on businesses, so this is an absolutely fantastic gesture, in the true spirit of Christmas, and on behalf of all the passengers I would like to thank everyone at Yarlside Stores, not only for this lovely offer but also for the brilliant service they have provided our community, year in year out for the last decade.”

Yarlside Store is currently on the market for £575,000 with Ross Estate Agencies.

Sellers stated that the store is the ‘hub of the community’ and ‘well used by local residents’.

Grateful for the time and effort put in by Michaela and Jamie over the years, Paul said: “As organiser of the coach trip and founder of the Roosecote Community Hub, I’m really grateful for the generous donation once again but also appreciate the great service Yarlside Stores have provided the community over the last decade.

“I think I speak on behalf of all residents in saying that, while we wish Michaela and Jamie all the best with the sale of their shop, we will be sad to see them leave.”