Quality, style and value are now more convenient than ever for residents and holidaymakers along the West Coast with the opening of a new Woolworths store at West Coast Mall, the new regional centre in Vredenburg which will cater to the whole West Coast node. The new 1838 m2 Woolworths, which opened on Thursday 26 March 2009, is much larger than the previous Woolworths store. In addition to fashions for the whole family and Woolworths selected legendary homeware, it now also includes the first Woolworths foodmarket in the area. There will also be a Woolworths connect counter offering the latest in cell phones. Woolworths West Coast Mall will be making a difference to the local community in other ways as well. The store has formed a supportive partnership with Panorama Primary and has already handed over a cheque for R5000 which the Louwville school will use towards the purchase of fans to help keep its prefabricated classrooms cooler in summer. Woolworths West Coast Mall will also regularly supply Panorama Primary with surplus food. In addition, Woolworths will be investing further in the community through long-term development programmes. “We’d also like to invite our new customers to get involved in supporting local schools or other organisations through our MySchoolMyVillageMyPlanet initiative,” says store manager Trevone Maarman. “It doesn’t cost the customer anything, but, once they join, every time they swipe any Woolworths or MySchool card in our store – or any Woolworths store in the country – Woolworths makes a contribution on their behalf to the beneficiary of their choice.” For more information about MySchoolMyVillageMyPlanet, pick up a leaflet at Woolworths or visit www.woolworths.co.za . You can also phone the Woolworths customer services centre on 0860 022 002. Woolworths West Coast Mall will trade seven days a week for the convenience of shoppers. Trading hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ENDS