A DISCOUNT supermarket opening has resulted in a mini-bonanza for four good causes.

Jack’s, Tesco’s assault on the cut-price retail market, has launched in Rawtenstall, battling the likes of Aldi and Lidl.

And to celebrate the event, the chain has donated £250 each to four good causes in the valley.

The Therapeutic Forest Community Interest Company, The White Horse Project, Civic Pride Rossendale and Rising Bridge Community Association each received a cheque from store manager Mike Bradley and his team at the Bocholt Way store.

Customers will now be encouraged to vote for one of the quartet, as part of their Jack’s Supports scheme, with the chance of winning a £500 prize.

The initiative is funded by the sale of carrier bags and shoppers can make their selection at the store’s exit.

Customers were also treated to a number of goodies to celebrate the opening, including a glass of fizz, canvas bags, hot food, snacks and ice cream.

Mr Hartley said: “We will offer people great service, low prices and we want to be a valued part of the community through our work with local charities and community groups.”

Tesco has retained the petrol station there and the 24-hour pharmacy.