A RETAIL giant has opened the doors to its new store and garden centre on Canvey.

Discount retailer B&M Bargains held its grand opening on Saturday, February 16, at 9am, creating 60 jobs.

The premises form part of the Roscommon Way retail park.

Staff welcomed members from the Danny Green Fund as their VIP guests ahead of the official launch where excited customers queued to check out the brand new store.

A spokesman for the charity said: “A big thank you to the new B&M store on Canvey for asking us to come along to the opening ceremony.

“Thank you for your very kind donation of £250 in vouchers for the charity to use in store and for the gift bag. Thank you for supporting the Danny Green Fund - it is very much appreciated.

“We enjoyed looking round the store before doors opened to the public - thank you for making us so welcome.”