On Friday 4th October, Burnley’s first Starbucks coffee shop had their grand opening. The popular Starbucks brand attracted many customers who are were excited to travel for the range of coffees, drinks and snacks on their journey to work. Starbucks Burnley kindly treated their first twenty five customers to a free reusable coffee cup, this incentive allows customers to be eco-friendly whilst saving 25p on their coffee each time they use it.
Pendleside Hospice were delighted to find out that Starbucks Burnley had chosen them as their local charity and attended the opening day to support the established coffee shop. Danielle Harker, Starbucks Burnley supervisor stated “we are excited to be able to support a local charity whose work is invaluable in the community”. The Pendleside team were able to greet customers and inform them of the diverse services that they offer at the hospice. Penny the hospice squirrel made an appearance at the opening day, greeting customers with lots of morning hugs.
Lisa Pearson, Head of Generation Income at the hospice stated “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Starbucks Burnley to be their local charity, we are looking forward to the opportunities that we have of working and supporting one another in the future.”
The opening of Starbucks Burnley is thought to create a recruitment drive within Burnley and the surrounding area. Dipesh Patel, Area Manager of Starbucks Burnley stated that “we have employed fifteen employees already but we believe that the opening of Starbucks will create further job opportunities.”
Pendleside Hospice Community Fundraiser, Leah Hutchinson added “We are so grateful to Starbucks Burnley for selecting us as your local charity, your kindness is greatly valued by everybody at the hospice.”