THE family of a young cancer survivor were the guests of honour at the unveiling of a revamped supermarket in Leigh.

Josh and Jane Cubbin officially reopened the new look Leigh Morrisons store and thanked customers for supporting their fundraising efforts and making a difference to other families experiencing childhood cancer.

As a toddler in 2014, Josh was diagnosed with stage three Burkitt Lymphoma but after five rounds of aggressive chemotherapy, his treatment worked and Josh has now been in remission for six years. 

During this difficult time, the family was supported by Morrisons charity partner CLIC Sargent – the UK's leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

Jane said: “It was a wonderful surprise and an honour to be asked to cut the ribbon. 

“CLIC Sargent is an incredibly important charity to us, they helped us through the darkest days of our lives. Thank you to all the incredible staff and wonderful customers at Morrisons in Leigh for your amazing support and fundraising.

“Please never underestimate the difference you are making to so many families whose child has been diagnosed with cancer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts”.

Ann-Marie Wilburn, Community champion at the Sale Way store, said: “Jane and Josh are so amazing. They often give up their spare time to help us fundraise for CLIC Sargent so we are honoured to have them here to open our new look Leigh store.”

The supermarket’s makeover was inspired by customers were asked what changes they wanted to see in the store. Updates include a new layout with wider aisles and a focus on fresh foods and convenience. 

Store manager Chris Hughes said: “I would like to thank our customers and our colleagues whose comments have helped us make a store that suits their needs. It’s great to give our loyal shoppers something new.”