Olympian opens new Aldi store in Harringay

An Olympian has opened a brand-new Aldi store in Harringay.

Team GB Bronze Hockey medallist Sally Walton cut the red ribbon at the store in Green Lanes, which opened its doors on Friday at 8am.

In celebration, she gave away complimentary bags of fresh fruit and vegetables from Aldi’s famous Super 6 range to the first 30 customers in the queue.

She will also be delivering an inspirational virtual assembly for pupils at Woodberry Down Community Primary School after October half term, as part of the supermarket’s initiative, Get Set to Eat Fresh.

The new store will be will be run by Store Manager Fabio Belinghieri along with a team of 50 colleagues from the local community.

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Mr Belinghieri said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at the opening of Aldi Harringay. It was lovely to welcome our new customers into store, and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks. I’m also thrilled that we are able to support Woodberry Down Community Primary School through our partnership with Team GB.”

Team GB hero Sally Walton added: “I’ve had a fantastic time opening the new Aldi this morning. It was an honour to officially open the store and welcome customers inside for the first time.”

“I am looking forward to speaking with the children at Woodberry Down Community Primary School about the importance of eating healthily and how it can be fun to plan and prepare meals as a family. Hopefully I will inspire the pupils to keep active and try different sports.”

The new Aldi store is also calling on local charities and food banks in Harringay to register with Neighbourly, a community engagement platform that links businesses to charitable organisations in the local community. 

Local charities that register will be able to collect surplus food and perishable products, such as fruit, vegetables and baked goods, up to seven days a week.

Any charities in the area that would like to partner up with the new Aldi store should email aldi@neighbourly.com.

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