High Street celebrations at Wombwell

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IT’S a brand new look for a High Street Wombwell shop, that is set to undergo a dramatic makeover.

Wilkinsons’ will close on September 21, to re-open the next day with a special ceremony.

South Yorkshire Kart Club chairman, Alf Limer, and Barnsley Hospice team leader, Helen Macintosh will be joined by Wilkinsons’ family director, Karin Swann and store manager, Sharon Cullingworth for a ribbon-cutting.

The first 50 shoppers to the store will receive a free pack of Wilko cleaning wipes to celebrate the launch of the new ‘Home and Student Living’ range.

And Sharon will then present Alf with a cheque donation to go towards South Yorkshire Kart Club’s chosen charity, the South Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The donation will go towards the ongoing running costs of the rapid response air emergency service.

A donation will also be made to Barnsley Hospice, to go towards the charity’s work in helping patients with life limiting illnesses achieve the best possible quality of life, while supporting their families, during the period of illness and bereavement.

Representatives from South Yorkshire Kart Club will bring along one of the club’s famous karts to display outside the store and for aspiring young racing drivers to sit in for photographs from 9:30am until 1pm. As an extra treat for customers, the store will also host a free prize draw where shoppers can win a weekend family spectators’ pass to the stadium, on October 8 and 9.

A raffle for Wilkinsons’ charity of the year, Age UK, will also be hosted throughout the day and customers will have the chance to win a hamper packed full of Wilkinsons’ toys and games.

The celebrations continue on September 24 when a face painter will be in store to transform children in to colourful characters and creatures, and a scarecrow stiltwalker will entertain shoppers outside the store.