13th February 2018

A local shopper has been rewarded with a fantastic treat this February after winning the shopping centre’s #ShareTheLove Valentine’s competition.

82 year old Ireane Cosgrove was nominated to win a Max Spielmann canvas worth £25 and a £25 Argos voucher by her daughter, Jackie Welch, at the “Love Letter Post Box” situated in the centre on the lead up to Valentine’s Day.

Locals got fully involved in the competition and Salford’s very own cupids made special guest appearances to encourage customers to vote for their deserving loved ones.

They also carried out “random acts of kindness”, buying a selection of hot and cold soft drinks for thirsty shoppers and spreading happiness throughout the centre.

Nominee, Jackie Welch, said: “It was fantastic to take part in such a lovely community-led Valentine’s competition.

“I voted for my Mother Ireane because despite going through illness, she is a real inspiration to myself and my family and truly deserves a treat.

“I’d like to thank the team at Salford Shopping Centre for helping to make our days brighter.”

Centre Manager at Salford Shopping Centre, Sabri Marsaoui, said: “We believe in recognising special people within the Salford community and couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this than to reward them.

“The whole team here is thrilled for Ireane and we can’t wait to welcome her to the centre to meet her.”

Salford Shopping Centre has an exciting array of events lined up for March, including World Book Day fun for all the family.

Children are being invited to come along to the centre dressed up as a character from their favourite book on Saturday 3rd March. Whether that’s Little Red Riding Hood or Horrid Henry, all kids are welcome for a day of educational fun.

Billy the Bookworm will be running exciting storytelling sessions throughout the day between 10am – 4pm.

The Creation Station will return on 10th March to help children make the perfect gift for mum and there will be an opportunity for kids to win their mum a fabulous spa prize.