St Anns appeals for art to help the homelessNews
St Anns Shopping Centre is looking for local artists to get involved with a campaign to raise both awareness of homelessness and funds for homeless charities. The Harrow Shopping Centre is appealing for local people with an artistic flare who would be willing to produce and donate a piece of art themed around the subject of homelessness.
10th October is World Homeless Day, and to mark it an art exhibition will take place within a shop unit in the centre including pieces by local artists, Harrow College students and pupils from local schools. The exhibition, which will be open to the public throughout the month and into November, will raise awareness of homelessness, as well as supporting Crisis and Harrow Based homeless charity Firm Foundation. Anyone who feels they can help is urged to contact David Robinson, centre manager for St Anns on 0208 8861 2282 or email [email protected]
David Robinson, Centre Manager at St Anns Shopping Centre, said: “Homelessness is an increasing concern both locally and nationally and we’d love to see the community to come together and work with us to raise awareness and funds for homeless charities. We’re looking for artists of all levels of experience to get involved and add to what promises to be an interesting exhibition. And we’re looking for art in all forms, I’d love to see sculpture, poetry, photography as well as paintings and drawings.
“We are already committed to raising funds for Crisis throughout the year, and we will also be supporting Firm Foundation and the valuable work they do in the local community.”
Generous shoppers raise £900 for two charitiesNews
Kind-hearted shoppers of St Anns Shopping Centre have helped to raise £900 for two charities as part of the national One Great Day fundraising event.
Harrow’s St Anns invited local shoppers to take part in an exciting family fun day to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and local children’s charity, Kids Can Achieve.
Throughout the day, the centre hosted a day filled with everyone’s favourite games including simulators of maze runners, a giant Operation board and Scalextric track. Plus, volunteers from Kids Can Achieve helped little ones create superhero cards for Father’s Day.
David Robinson, centre manager of St Anns Shopping Centre, said: “One Great Day is a fantastic event that allows our community to come together whilst helping children that really need support. With this in mind, we thought a family fun day would be the perfect way to raise money for our chosen charities. It really created a buzz across the centre on Saturday, and we were so pleased to see our shoppers getting involved.
“Hosting an event like this is a really fun way to give something back to assist the wonderful work of Kids Can Achieve and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and we’re so pleased to have raised £900.”
Emma Russell, marketing manager at Kids Can Achieve, said: “We had a great day on Saturday and it was fantastic to be involved in One Great Day – the event not only enabled us to raise much needed funds for Kids Can Achieve but enabled us to reach out to a wide audience of local people and create connections within the local community. Thank you so much to St Anns for choosing us to be the local charity partner and putting so much effort into making it such a great day!”
Independent, burger bar opens its doors at Harrow’s St AnnsNews
St Anns Shopping Centre has welcomed another fantastic eatery to its line-up, as The Wicked Bun opens its very first outlet in Harrow.
In June, The Wicked Bun opened its doors giving Harrow’s food lovers the chance to enjoy burgers, grilled chicken, BBQ skewers, gyros, wraps and wings. Plus, its menu offers customers a variety of mouth-watering options, including delicious protein choices as well as toppings and sauces to create the perfect meal.
Located on St Anns upper level in the food court, The Wicked Bun has created five jobs within Harrow and the surrounding area and they have joined a number of great eateries including Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut Express, Rollover, Spud U Like and Subway.
David Robinson, Centre Manager at St Anns Shopping Centre, said: “We’re delighted to welcome such dynamic new eatery to the centre. The Wicked Bun is a new, independent business with a great variety for shoppers, so to be chosen as its first ever location is fantastic and we’re sure everyone will love giving it a try.”
Fahim Niz, Founder of The Wicked Bun, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time for us. To be able to open our very first outlet at St Anns is a huge achievement and we can’t wait for the Harrow residents to enjoy what we have to offer.
“The Wicked Bun is all about changing the way people eat for the better and bringing a fresh, healthy approach to the London fast food scene. With that, we will be letting our customers have complete control over how their meal tastes by choosing their own protein, toppings and sauces.
“We’ve had great success so far at St Anns Shopping Centre and we can’t wait to introduce even more people of Harrow to The Wicked Bun.”
Harrow’s St Anns to raise funds during One Great DayNews
St Anns Shopping Centre is one of 200 shopping centres across the UK taking part in ‘One Great Day’on Saturday 15 June.One Great Dayis a series of family and community charity events being held throughout the month of June to raise money for GreatOrmond Street Hospital Children’s Charity,and other local children’s health charities. Participating shopping centres provide a special event or family fun day for local communities across the UK, whilst raising money for a number of great causes.
One Great Daywas established in 2014 and has so far raised over £500,000 for 113 different children’s charities along with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.One Great Daynow covers over 70 million square feet of retail space across the United Kingdom, from Folkestone to Aberdeen and nearly everywhere in-between!
St Anns Shopping Centre will be raising money for local children’s charity, Kids Can Achieve, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
Throughout the day, the centre will be hosting a family fun day between 10am and 4pm, which will include game simulators such as maze runners, a giant Operation board and Scalextric track as well as Father’s Day crafts to make a superhero card.
David Robinson, centre manager of St Anns Shopping Centre, commented:“One Great Dayis a fantastic event that allows our community to come together whilst helping children that really need support. Hosting an event like this is a really fun way to give something backto assist the wonderful work of Kids Can Achieve and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which supports patients and families from across the UK.”
“One Great Dayis an event that has fantastic energy and brings our community together while raising money for charity. Families in the area get to enjoy a fun day out – and it’s all for a good cause!”
Emma Russell, Marketing Manager at Kids Can Achieve, said: “We are delighted to be involved in One Great Day at St Anns Shopping Centre, we are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the local charity partner and we are very much looking forward to the day and getting involved in all of the activities”
Michal Noe, Trustee ofOne Great Day, said: “We are thrilled to have St Anns Shopping Centre as one of 200 shopping centres taking part this year, helping so many ill children across the country. We are so grateful to CBRE, Lockton, Montague Evans and Savills, our official corporate partners, whose sponsorship means that every penny put in our collection buckets goes directly to these worthy charities.”
St Anns Shopping Centre shortlisted for top industry awardNews
St Anns Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that its security team has been successfully shortlisted for ‘Security Team of the Year’ at the prestigious 2019 SCEPTRE Awards.
The award category recognises best practice in shopping centre security and the centre’s team has been nominated due to its ongoing dedication, pro-activeness and engaging customer service delivery to ensure visitors are able to shop in a safe and secure shopping environment.
Following incidents at St Anns in 2018, the security professionals have worked hard to use their local knowledge and research to identify problem areas. They have also moved on to foster close working relationships with the police, local schools and the Harrow Business Against Crime group to ensure fundamental information is shared to keep the community safe.
David Robinson, centre manager at St Anns Shopping Centre, said: “We are thrilled as the team thoroughly deserve this recognition. They have worked incredibly hard to deliver an exceptional service for both the centre and the general public. The team’s experienced and quick responses to situations and incidents as well as their friendly, approachable demeanour instils a huge level of confidence in our shoppers.
“A SCEPTRE Award is such a highly-respected and recognised accolade in the shopping centre industry, and we are really excited to find out if they have won. We wish them the best of luck.”
Held on Thursday 20thJune at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London, the SCEPTRE Awards recognise best practices and stand-out people in this sector, it also identifies management teams, retailers and suppliers that demonstrate real excellence in the work they do.
One Great Day in support of Great Ormond Street HospitalEvents
15 June 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
Join St Anns on Saturday 15th June for our family fundraising day in aid of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and our local charity partner Kids Can Achieve! Between 10am and 4pm, the centre is hosting a whole range of activitieswhich will include game simulators such as maze runners, a giant Operation board and Scalextric track as well as Father’s Day crafts to make a superhero card.
Sweet treats are coming to Harrow with new openingNews
Those in Harrow with a sweet tooth are in for a treat this month as popular dessert parlour, Treatz is set to open at St Anns Shopping Centre.
From Saturday 11th May, the people of Harrow will have the chance to enjoy gelato ice cream, cookie dough, waffles, sundaes, milkshakes, smoothies, pancakes, crepes and cakes, as the dessert eatery will open the 15thstore in its growing portfolio at the shopping centre.
For the opening, Treatz will be welcoming the company’s mascot ‘Mr Bubblicous’ to the centre where children will have the chance to enjoy a free tasting of Treatz flavours and take home balloons.
Located at St Anns Shopping Centre next to Moss Bros on St Anns Road, the opening of Treatz will create a number of jobs for the community and will join the dessert parlour’s impressive line-up of stores across the UK including Swansea, Glasgow, Reading, Wembley, Camden and Slough.
David Robinson, Centre Manager at St Anns Shopping Centre, said he is looking forward to welcoming Treatz and the team to the centre. “Treatz is a really popular eatery, especially around London, so we’re pleased that they will be coming to St Anns next month.
“We have a great food offering here at the centre including Burger King, Pizza Hut Express, Spud U Like and Subway, so Treatz will fit right in and hopefully become a new favourite with our shoppers,” he said. “We would like to wish the Treatz team the best of luck with the opening.”
Treatz Business Development Manager, Fahim Qureshi, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing Treatz to Harrow. During the opening day, ‘Mr Bubblicous’ will be entertaining children with balloons and free ice cream tasters. We look forward to opening our dessert parlour at St Anns and we look forward to welcoming shoppers to the opening.”
Re-fill Me – Fill up your water bottle free of chargeNews
In the UK, 7.7 billion plastic bottles of water are purchased each year – that’s over 20 million a day. Although we do great work across our centres in recycling, the best approach is for us to reduce this waste to begin with. On average, only half of the water bottles purchased in the UK get recycled. The rest are burned, sent to landfill or end up in our ecosystems. This contributes to the eight million tonnes of plastic which enter our oceans each year.
It is for this reason we are keen to allow our customers to refill their water bottles at the following locations at St Anns Shopping Centre:
- Ernest Jones
- Herbs & Acupuncture
- Burger King
- Spud u like
- Pizza Hut
- Harry’s Cafe
- Café Nero provide water for customers in jugs with ice
- Virgin Media (throughout August and September only.
St Anns Kids’ ClubEvents
13 April 2019 – 14 December 2019
Monthly event scheduled on selected Saturdays throughout the year running between 11am and 4pm.