A Black Country hospice is set to receive a £500 windfall from a new supermarket opening in Pensnett.

Vicki Rowles, head of fundraising at Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge will be the guest of honour when the new Tesco Express store opens on the High Street on Tuesday June 11.

She will be invited to cut a ribbon to declare the store officially open.

Store manager Robert Drewwill present Vicki with a cheque for £500 as part of its commitment to supporting the local community.

The store has also donated hampers to Russell Hall Hospital, which will be raffled to raise funds.

Mary Stevens Hospice is a charity offering specialist care for people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, as well as dedicated support for their families and carers.

These services are provided free of charge to those who need them throughout Dudley borough, as well as parts of South Staffordshire, Wyre Forest, Sandwell, and Hereford and Worcester.

Store manager Robert said: “We are delighted to be able to support Mary Stevens Hospice, as they do such wonderful work for the local community.

“We are really pleased that Vicki is coming to launch the new store and join in the celebrations with us.”