Surf’s up in Dereham as Aldi invites Olympian to open store and give away prizes

Great Britain's Nick Dempsey poses with his Silver Medal from Rio. Photo credit Martin Rickett/PA W

Great Britain's Nick Dempsey poses with his Silver Medal from Rio. Photo credit Martin Rickett/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Team GB windsurfer Nicholas Dempsey will be opening the new Aldi store in Dereham on Thursday, with a special golden ticket event for the first 100 customers on opening morning.

Aldi will open in Dereham on Thursday, November 3. Photo credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Aldi will open in Dereham on Thursday, November 3. Photo credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire - Credit: PA

When it opens at 8am the store will be handing out 100 golden envelopes, each containing tickets to win a range of prizes including cycle sat navs, 32in TV/DVD combis, wildlife cameras, radios and bags of Aldi shopping.

Staff will be serving complimentary bacon and sausage sandwiches along with tea and coffee to customers in the queue on the morning of opening.

It will also be donating a range of products to the Dereham Salvation Army in the coming weeks.

The 1,140sqm store on the Dereham Business Hub, has created 25 jobs and is still recruiting for a variety of roles.


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As part of its engagement with the local community Aldi has been running a school poster competition with local primary schools. The winner will be invited to the store opening and will see their winning design displayed in store.

Store manager Nick Barnard, who will open the store with Nicholas Dempsey, said: 'The Dereham store team and I are really looking forward to welcoming our new customers into the store on the morning of the opening, and with some great golden ticket prizes up for grabs, we're hoping for a good turnout.

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'We hope our customers enjoy their new store and take advantage of the great deals we have on offer.'

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