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Charities flying high after Grimsby Travel move

Two local charities have each benefited from a £500 donation after Lincolnshire Co-op’s Grimsby Travel branch opened in a new town centre location.

As part of the official ceremony of the Victoria Street outlet on Monday 2nd March, charities Grimsby Sailors and Fishing Charity and The Carers Support Service each received a donation from the Society.

Lincolnshire Co-op have invested £110,000 in the new travel branch and the team of eight travel experts have moved over from their previous home in Devonshire House.

Inside the new Victoria Street travel branch are four booking desks, plus a Bureau de Change to provide foreign currency. There are also sophisticated design touches including a ceiling-mounted world map, as well as hot drink facilities and a comfy seating area so people can relax while planning their next break.

Manager Karen Norsden said: “We’re excited about the move to Victoria Street and we’re delighted to be able to welcome holidaymakers inside.

“Our new home is more convenient for our customers and gives us a great central location in Grimsby, so we hope to attract lots of new people, eager to explore what Lincolnshire Co-op travel is all about.

“Because we’re independent and aren’t tied to any single tour operator, we have the flexibility to book from over 200 suppliers. We’re also bonded by ABTA and only use ATOL tour operators, so we offer that security too.”

The Grimsby Sailors and Fishing charity provides almshouses for retired fisherman and sailors from the area. The Carers Support Service provides services including counselling, courses and stress support to North Lincolnshire’s 16,000 unpaid carers.

Marcus Czarnecki from the Carers Support Service said: “Every penny of this donation will make a massive difference to people who are often hidden, doing a very difficult job.”

The travel agents is open from 9am until 5pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9.45am until 5pm on Wednesdays.

Lincolnshire Co-op runs numerous other services in the Grimsby area including seven food stores, five post offices, two pharmacies and a funeral home on Corporation Road.


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