STAFF from local charity the Let's Play Project formally reopened Banbury's Aldi store at a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

The supermarket in Ruscote Avenue, which has been serving customers for more than 20 years, had undergone a refurbishment to keep up with growing demand.

Queues stretched across the car park on Thursday, July 13 as a team from Let's Play joined store manager Wayne Daley for the grand re-opening.

The store is currently supporting the project, which has provided play and leisure opportunities for young people aged five to 18 with disabilities since 2001.

It is donating £500 for the charity's first ever fundraising appeal, the Ley's Play Big Build, which will support the renovation of the charity's new premises in Twyford.

The store will also donate bags of food to help help the charity provide snacks to the families that attend its sessions.

Deb Kerrison, manager at Let's Play Project, said: "We are so very grateful for the donation from Aldi Banbury.

"It will go towards the £70,000 we need to adapt our new hub for the 100 children and families we support."

The Banbury store has increased in size from 1,017 sq m to 1,211 sq m and now has 109 car parking spaces for customers to use.

Mr Daly said: "We are delighted to be able to support Let’s Play Project as the charity has been doing such great work for almost as long as Aldi has been in Banbury.

"We’d also like to thank members of the community for their patience while we have been working to extend and improve our store.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming customers back and hope they take advantage of our great opening week deals."