Familiar Face Gifts Electric Scooter to The Avenue

The award-winning Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns has received an extra-special gift from a familiar face to help shoppers with restricted mobility.

BJ Hopkins, former centre manager at The Avenue and a familiar face to many regular shoppers, kindly gifted his own £2500 electric scooter to The Avenue for free use by shoppers.

Accepting the gift on behalf of the Avenue, Michelle McCabe, Hopkins’ successor as Centre Manager, said: “The high regard within which BJ is held by many shoppers at The Avenue is evident every day as we receive a constant stream of enquiries about him.

“The donation of this electric scooter is a tremendous gesture of goodwill which will make life that bit easier for any shopper with restricted mobility. BJ’s gift is greatly appreciated and I would like to thank him on behalf of all our shoppers.”

The gifted scooter takes the Avenue’s fleet of vehicles for people with restricted mobility to two electric scooters, an electric wheelchair and three manual wheelchairs, all of which can be booked by shoppers in advance for up to three hours per free hire.

For further information about The Avenue log onto www.avenueshopping.co.uk.

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For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018

Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media www.liquorice-media.com

Date 17th May 2012

 

Notes to Editors

 

  • The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel. It is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
  • The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
  • The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel.

Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018
Email: susan@liquorice-media.com
Website: http://www.liquorice-media.com