MORRISONS will be paying tribute to key workers who are helping communities through the pandemic with a new special offer.

From today until Christmas the chain, which has branches in Ewood and Great Harwood as well as Nelson, Bacup and Chorley, will be offering care workers, emergency service workers and armed forces members who hold a Blue Light Card a 10 percent discount on their shopping.

This comes following a similar discount to NHS and school staff.

Morrisons chief executive David Potts said: “Our emergency services, social care sector and armed forces have worked tirelessly this year to provide support to the many people who need it across the UK, often in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

“This discount is a thank you for all that they have done and continue to do for us all.”

The offer is intended as a thank you to the thousands of key workers, including in particular social care workers, who have gone above and beyond their usual roles to provide care and support to the public throughout the Coronavirus pandemic this year

The Blue Light Card is a recognised national scheme which provides card holders with a range of discounts from large national retailers to local businesses including holidays, days out and insurance.

In addition to the discounts, card holders will also be able to participate in a dedicated shopping hour alongside NHS workers and School staff from 6am to 7am Monday to Saturday before stores open to other customers.

Blue Light Card CEO Tom Dalby said: “We are thrilled to partner with Morrisons in saying thank you to those who have been working on the front line during these difficult few months.

“Morrisons is a well-loved fresh food brand for many and offering a Blue Light Card discount will make a huge difference to our members.

“I hope that this partnership will make the Christmas food shop that little bit easier for those who go the furthest for us.”

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