A TIDWORTH supermarket has restored a primary school playground feature and raised nearly £250 for charity during four days of community activities.

The sun shone as Tesco held a community day at the Station Road site fundraising for the store's partnership charities, Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.

There was music from the Decibelles and a whistle choir to entertain along with boxing demonstrations from Veterans in Action's alive junior boxing group in the 16ft boxing ring set up outside the store.

Stalls included a tombola and book store helping to raise £240.49.

A team of volunteers then spent three days restoring a wooden train in the playground of Rushall Primary School in readiness for the new school year.

Community champion, Laura Kitchener-Pain, said: "We can't wait to see the children's faces come September so see their beloved train is safe for them to use again.

"Thank you to everyone who attended the community day to everyone who volunteered to help at the school. I feel so proud of what we have achieved in the space of a few days - well done Team Tidworth.

"We would also like to say a huge thank you to SC Collins & Son Landscaping Garden Service for volunteering to fix the playground fences, tidying and cutting the sports field and so much more."

Tidworth Tesco is happy to get involved in community projects by emailing Laura Kitchener-Pain at tidworthtescocommunity@gmail.com.

The store will also be holding its Christmas market on Sunday, December 3, from 5pm to 9pm. Stall fees will be £10, to reserve a stall email Laura at the address above.