NEWS AND EVENTS
Zoe’s Place Tombola
Saturday 18th June
The Centre are looking to beat last year’s fundraising total for Zoe’s Place and are adding to the funds already collected, by hosting a special tombola! The Shopping Centre cleaning staff have already been collecting quality items since the beginning of the year. Pop along to the centre on the day to buy a raffle ticket and you could win jewellery, homewares, children’s toys and much more.
Saturday 28th May
On Saturday 28th May, it’s Elmer’s Day across the nation. Celebrate everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant by dressing in your brightest, most colourful outfit and visiting the BIG Little Library. The library will be providing free activity for the whole family throughout the day including Elmer themed colouring sheets, pin the tail on Elmer game, an elephant mask-making workshop and knit-a-square activity. There will be wool and knitting needles available to knit a patchwork square in support of the Linus Project, which provides handmade comfort blankets for sick children. For more information, pop into the BIG Little Library on Hedgefield mall.
Don’t ya want to wear your specs like me!
KIMBERLY WYATT could easily be mistaken for a Hollywood starlet in her latest shoot to launch Specsavers’ search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016.
The singer, dancer, MasterChef champion and mum has posed in a series of stunning shots oozing old-fashioned movie star glamour to encourage specs wearers in Belle Vale to pucker up and enter Specsavers’ annual specs selfie competition.
Proud specs wearers from every corner of UK can enter the competition to be in with a chance of attending the star-studded final in London and lifting the overall crown, along with £10,000 in cash and an all-expenses trip to global fashion capital, New York.
Now in its 21st year, the competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.
Kimberly, 34, says: ‘My taste in glasses is inspired by my idols Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot who carried off that sexy cat’s eye style so well. ‘I’ve worn glasses since I was teenager, I need them when I’m reading and writing my blogs, so it’s fun to be part of something that celebrates glasses and the people who wear them.’
Kimberly continues: ‘Now that I’m a mum myself, I better understand how important it is to make children feel good about themselves. Bullying, whatever the reason, mustn’t be tolerated. The fact we’re raising awareness and helping make wearing glasses cool for people of all ages is really important.’
Stephen Bryan store director at Specsavers in Liverpool Lord Street, says: ‘We want men and women of all ages to wear their specs with pride. The Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards offer the perfect opportunity for glasses wearers in Liverpool to showcase their specs style to the whole country.’
The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and will mingle with celebrities at the awards ceremony in London.
For each entry made £1 will be donated to the Kidscape, adding to the £300,000 the campaign has raised for the charity over the last six years. The money raised will help to support them in providing training, support and advice for children, parents, schools and those who may be affected by cases of bullying and abuse in the UK.
To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at www.specsavers.co.uk/loveglassescomp.
FANCY YOURSELF AS A POET?
On Monday 14th March 2016, Belle Vale Shopping Centre launched a poetry competition that coincided with Shakespeare week.
The competition is inviting shoppers to write a unique poem to win a prize. The competition is open for entries until 16th May and there are two age categories. Children aged 5 to 16 years old and adults 17 years and over. There will be one winner from each category, both winning a Kindle E-Reader. The competition is being run in support of the BIG little library and their quest to improve literacy in the community.
To enter the competition: Collect an entry form from the mall area outside Boots, or from the BIG Little Library (BLL) on Hedgefield Mall (Next to Snips Salon). Complete the form with your poem & details and return it to the post box on the mall or the BLL.
Terms & Conditions apply and can be found on the entry form.
Sign up to the centre e-newsletter now and you could be entered into a prize draw to win £20 worth of vouchers.
Monday 18th April to Wednesday 18th May 2016
BELLE VALE BABY & TODDLER OF THE YEAR 2016
There were three age categories : 0 – 9 Months, 10 – 18 Months, and 19 Months – Under 4 Years.To take part in this fantastic competition, local people had to visit the free photo studio in the mall and have their child’s photo taken. The parent had to then select a photo to be displayed and family & friends were invited to vote for their little cutie. Voting was open from Saturday 26th March – Monday 29th March.
On Friday 8th April the winners were announced and they were invited to Belle Vale Shopping Centre to collect their prize. Paul Wilson, Centre Manager, presented each winner with their cup and all winners also received a canvas picture of their child.
Winners for 2016
Overall winner Conor O’Brien
0-9 month runner up Joseph Pih
10-18 month runner up Kaden Ierston
19 month – 3 year runner up Grace Butler
Judges choice winners
0-9 month Darcie Corran
10- 18 month Isaiah Joseph
19 months – 3 year Bow Russell
A HUGE Thank You to all the entries & congratulations to the winners.
On 28th March the centre launched the Vamps competition and were giving away 4 tickets to see The Vamps at Liverpool Arena on Tuesday 12th April!
Customers were invited to enter the competition by simply Liking and Sharing the image on Facebook and then commenting on their favourite lyric.
We are pleased to announce that Felicity Lam has won the competition! Felicity and 3 friends have won tickets to see The Vamps and Conor Maynard at Liverpool Echo Arena next Tuesday the 12th of April! We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that entered, watch this space for more competitions coming soon!
PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT ARTIST IS BACK
Friday 25th March & Saturday 26th March
Friday 1st April & Saturday 2nd April
Come along and get a funny Caricature or professional portrait from our highly skilled artist. These will be available to purchase with a percentage of all sales going to Zoes Place, the centre’s chosen charity.