CUSTOMERS sampled pies, pasties and cakes as part of celebrations for the first anniversary of a family run convenience store.

Wine and beer tasting were also on offer at the NISA Local in Runcorn Road, Barnton.

During the day, the shop raised money for The Joshua Tree Foundation, its nominated Making A Difference Locally charity.

Money is raised when customers buy a Heritage product, NISA’s own brand, in store, and 1p, 2p or 3p is donated to the charity.

The total raised for the charity stands at more than £300.

The day ended with the presentation to Barnton resident Thomas Russell of a bottle of Taittinger champagne, as the winner of an online Facebook and Twitter competition.

“It was great to see so many of our regulars enjoying the day, and the atmosphere was fantastic,” said owner Carole Ball.

More than 500 people had the chance to sample pies, pasties and cakes from local suppliers Stanways and Mr Browns Bakery, and children received goodie bags.

Later in the day, shoppers enjoyed wine tasting from the Villa Marie Vineyards and craft beer tasting from micro breweries Mad Hatter Brewery, Tickety Brew and The Liverpool Craft Beer Company.