Archive for June, 2018

Charity of choice – Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

After a two week-long public vote we’re pleased to announce our new charity of choice for 2018/19 is Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.

More than 1,200 votes have been cast and the Edenfield-based charity was the cause which received the highest number of public votes.

Our new partnership with the charity will begin from July 1st and we’re very much looking forward to working together to raise much needed funds.

We were overwhelmed with how many applications we received and it was a tough task getting to the shortlisted three charities and we’re really grateful so many people took the time to have their say in the public vote.

Over the past three years we have worked very closely with The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Josh’s mum Dawn, his grandad John and their wonderful army of volunteers.

We have thoroughly enjoyed working together and over that time we have raised more than £16,000 for the charity through various fundraising events including our Super Heroes for Super Josh Day each August and by collecting donations from passengers enjoying our famous land train, The Rock Express, at Christmas.

Thank you also to our shoppers who have been so generous with their donations to the cause over this time and to our retailers for getting on board with any fundraising events we have held.

We wish SuperJosh the best of luck going forward.

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Giant Panini football sticker swap at The Rock

Calling all footy sticker collectors…

On Saturday 16th June we are joining forces with Tower FM and hosting a Giant Panini Football Sticker Swap here at The Rock.

So if you’re looking for a particular player for your collection, or have multiple stickers to trade come down and swap with the Tower FM team for free.

We will have thousands of stickers available and some great fun on the day too.

It runs from 11am-4pm outside Racconto Lounge.

Plus – on the same day we’re running a competition for you to win £500 to spend at The Rock for your dad this Father’s Day.

We want to hear your bad dad stories.

Look out for the Hits Radio street team, Saturday 16th June from 11am until 4pm at the Rock, and tell us why your dad is the best at being BAD to win £500 worth of vouchers to spend here at The Rock Bury.

Visit the bus between 11am and 4pm in St John’s Square, outside Debenhams, to enter.


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Fashion and beauty showcase gets shoppers ready for summer

A fashion and beauty showcase proved to be a huge hit with shoppers visiting The Rock.

We hosted our six day long Rock Your Summer Look event in a large marquee in St John’s Square from May 29th until June 3rd.

It included a Pamper Zone running from Tuesday to Friday where hundreds of shoppers made the most of free treatments including manicures, make-up, hair styling and eyebrow shaping. There was also a Gents’ Grooming Chair with free beard, nose hair, ear hair and eyebrow trimming.

We asked for donations to be made to our current partner charity, The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and over four days more than £570 was raised.

The week culminated with a series of fashion shows taking place throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday where models showcased the hottest summer looks for women, men and children

There was also entertainment provided by The Roc Squad hip-hop dance group and the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop.

Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director of The Rock, said: “Our fashion and beauty event had a revamp for this year with more activity, a new name and a new look and we’re thrilled at how popular it has proved to be with our shoppers.

“Our Pamper Zone was busy every day and the feedback from our visitors has been extremely positive. The fun carried on into the weekend with a packed agenda of fashion shows and dance performances. We already can’t wait for next year’s event.”