The Messenger team handed over our petition, signed by our readers, to Marks and Spencer regional manager Marc O'Connor on Tuesday. We await a decision.
The online petition combined with another in our office was signed by more than 2,000 people.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to show their support and particularly 93-year-old Vera Purll who gathered so many signatures herself.
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The Messenger team