Centenarian Annie opens Lloyds store

Centenarian Annie Eady with Lloyds Pharmacy staff in Spalding at the opening of the new store. ANL-141010-111607001
Centenarian Annie Eady with Lloyds Pharmacy staff in Spalding at the opening of the new store. ANL-141010-111607001
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The Spalding branch of Lloyds Pharmacy has a new home in the town, which was opened by one of its most valued customers.

Annie Eady, who is 100 years old, cut the ribbon outside Lloyds Pharmacy’s new store in Market Place.

The pharmacy has moved from Bridge Street to the much more spacious building where customers can find beauty and healthcare products, and the store should soon be introducing more cosmetic brands, including Max Factor and Rimmell, later on in the year.

Pharmacy manager Sharon Cawley said: “It’s wonderful and huge.

“Customers think it’s absolutely fantastic and staff are so happy – people come in and can’t believe the difference.”

Talking about the reason behind asking centenarian Annie, who was eyeing up a motorised scooter at the grand opening, to cut the ribbon, Sharon said: “Annie is a valued and long-standing customer of ours.

“She’s the kind of lady everone would wish was their grandmother.”

The team at the pharmacy, which is made up of 11 staff who have 45 years worth of service between them, will be bringing enhanced support for pain management as well as help on all aspects of skin health.

Sharon said: “We’re excited by our transformation and hope people will feel more at ease talking to us about their concerns.

“We want to help local people to discuss their health problems and in return offer them the support they need.

“With skin conditions, a change in treatment and application techniques can make all the difference which is why we have developed our skin advice service and help people to take back control of their life.”