Charity partnership with The Trussell Trust and Wyke Food Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce our charity partnership with the Trussell Trust, an organisation that aims to end hunger and poverty in the UK. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food banks across the UK, including [local food bank], to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people in need, as well as providing support to help people resolve the challenges they face. In 2018-19, food banks in the Trussell Trust’s network provided 1.6 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis. More than 550,000 of these went to children.

We will be working with Wyke Food Bank to provide financial support from fundraising activities in and around the centre.  We will also introduce a new donation drop-off point to the centre, and support with storage space, raising awareness and creating opportunities to recruit volunteers. Watch this space for an update!

If you would like to make a donation, we would be grateful for the following:

  • Long life milk – semi skimmed or whole
  • Long life orange juice – urgently required
  • Cereals – urgently required
  • Tinned cold meats – urgently required
  • Tinned meat to heat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned potatoes – urgently required
  • Tinned tomatoes – urgently required
  • Tinned baked beans/spaghetti
  • Tinned soup
  • Tinned fish – urgently required
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned or long life sponge puddings – urgently required
  • Tinned Rice Pudding/Custard – urgently required
  • Rice/Pasta
  • Pasta/ Curry sauces
  • Jam – urgently required
  • Biscuits
  • Tea bags
  • Instant coffee (small jars) – urgently required
  • Washing up liquid – urgently required
  • Washing powder/gel (small boxes) – urgently required
  • Deodorant/Shaving Foam – urgently required
  • Shampoo/Soap/Shower Gel
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Nappies
  • Treats & Snacks (Crisps/Chocolate/Sweets/Cup a Soup/Pot Noodles/Pasta ‘n’ Sauce)

NB: We are grateful for all donations but cannot accept perishable, fresh or out of date food.

Reach for Sky event

Join us to celebrate the return of Andy’s favourite toys, with a meet and greet and a giant Potato printing activity.

Saturday 22nd June 2019

11am to 3pm

Reading Room

We have now opened our lovely reading room for everyone to enjoy

Please feel free to use the space, read one of the books (but not take home) add a book to our library .
Community groups can use the space for meetings and information sessions. Please contact the Centre Management team if you wish to book the space.

 

York Birds of Prey

We are excited to welcome the York Birds of Prey this Saturday and Sunday at The Packhorse Shopping Centre.

Visit them from 11am to 3pm on the 16th and 17th February 2019

They will be in a downstairs store opposite the lift

Unity Photography Exhibition!

We recently welcomed talented photography students from Batley School of Art/Kirklees College for a Pop Up Exhibition – Unity which showcased their amazing work. Shoppers also enjoyed free portrait photography sessions from the students and all the works received excellent feedback from our shoppers. Massive thanks and well done to the students for all their hard work.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether you’re treating your partner, parent, bestie or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got gorgeous gifts and treats in-store, whatever your budget.

 

Nothing says I love you like a classic piece of jewellery and Beaverbrooks has a stunning range of Valentine's gift (and engagement rings if you plan on going all out!). Our favourite is this silver rose gold plated heart pendant which is simple and delicate and priced at just £30.

Nothing says I love you like a classic piece of jewellery and Beaverbrooks has a stunning range of Valentine’s gift (and engagement rings if you plan on going all out!). Our favourite is this silver rose gold plated heart pendant which is simple and delicate and priced at just £30.

 

Ann Summers has a gorgeous range of lingerie and gifts and we just love the Karmen body, which comes in two colours and a range of size combinations.

Ann Summers has a gorgeous range of lingerie and gifts and we just love the Karmen body, which comes in two colours and a range of size combinations.

 

Pop in to our Patisserie Valerie and get something sweet for the one you're sweet on! We struggled to choose a favourite as everything is so delicious but this Strawberry Gateau with vanilla sponge, whipped cream and fresh strawberries is the perfect Valentine's treat.

Pop in to our Patisserie Valerie and get something sweet for the one you’re sweet on! We struggled to choose a favourite as everything is so delicious but this Strawberry Gateau with vanilla sponge, whipped cream and fresh strawberries is the perfect Valentine’s treat.

 

If your loved one loves a bubble bath why not pop into Wild Wick and treat them to a bath bomb scented with their favourite fragrance? There's also a great range of candles too.

If your loved one loves a bubble bath why not pop into Wild Wick and treat them to a bath bomb scented with their favourite fragrance? There’s also a great range of candles too, all of which are perfect for creating a perfect Valentine’s Day ambiance.

Please note, all gifts listed above are available in-store or online and product and price information is correct at time of publishing.

Art Installation Uses 20 Kilometres of Yarn

Helen Williamson has used the yarn to make more than 400 individual squares that represent the stones in one wall of a mill. Each stone is unique, with a mixture of different coloured yarns chosen to capture the shades of Huddersfield’s long-standing and weather worn stone buildings.

Her installation will take up a shop window in the Packhorse centre, and that gave her the inspiration for her work.

“The Packhorse centre is named after a part of the early textile heritage of Huddersfield, and I wanted to make a connection with that in a modern building.” said Helen.

As well as referring to the history of Huddersfield, the exhibition features the sound of looms played using new technology to turn glass windows into loudspeakers, installed by Richard Bates.

Helen and Richard are both members of The Making Space, the volunteer-run co-operative based in Huddersfield town centre in which members share traditional craft and digital technology skills.

The Making Space recently took over 21 Market Place as a new gallery and events space, and Helen’s exhibition is part of the co-operative’s commitment to making more creative activities happen in Huddersfield town centre.

The installation opens with a public launch event inside the Packhorse centre from 4pm-6pm on Friday 4th August, with cups of tea and hand made traditional Greek cakes cooked by another Making Space member, Vasiliki Skepetari, the new owner of Huddersfield’s independent craft shop Carfty Praxis in the Byram Arcade.

A1 Poster Site Advertising

In partnership with Positive Media Marketing, we have big A1 poster sites (2 foot x 3 foot frames) located in key spots around the centre where thousands will view your message every day.
Our poster sites are both effective and affordable, because they are positioned in captive areas where people stand, wait and want something to read or look at.

For further information please call Simon Grant on Free Phone 0800 915 4444 or email him

simon.grant@positivemediamarketing.co.uk

or visit

www.positivemediamarketing.co.uk

Huddersfield shopping centre features new independent street vendors in its food court

A shopping centre based in the centre of Huddersfield has welcomed three new street food vendors to its hugely popular and versatile food court, as the independent scene becomes more and more popular.

Packhorse Shopping Centre has seen its food court become an instant hit with the public of Huddersfield, after it opened in November of last year. With firm favourite brands such as Burger King, Roosters, El Taco Loco and Real Café, the Packhorse Kitchen has seen an instant stream of happy customers entering the newly renovated first floor of the centre.

David Heathcote-Smith, centre manager of Packhorse Shopping Centre, said: “The end of last year was an incredibly successful period largely due to the popularity of the food court. The Packhorse now has an incredibly diverse retail offering with a wide selection of independent stores downstairs and plenty of food options upstairs.”

Because of this positive response from the food court opening, the Packhorse has continued in its effort to support independent outlets by offering three up and coming street food vendors the opportunity to trade in the Packhorse Kitchen.

Ranging from savoury or sweet French inspired crepes, authentic Asian cuisine to a range of Jamaican-jerked meat, the new additions to the food court bring something different to the centre.

Caroline Bouchard, part of the team at La Petite Bretonne, commented: “At Petite, we really believe in genuine, authentic food that you can see right in front of you. We love making our crepes and we think this transfers over to the customer experience when they visit our stall in the Packhorse.

“The range of options available to each and every customer really can’t be found in many other places. We’re pleased to be able to provide a huge range of crepes to choose from.”

La Petite Bretonne is just one of the new additions to the food court. Dapur Malaysia offer heart-warming, authentic Asian cuisine, with Jerk Hut the newest food vendor to join the team.

Keep up to date with all promotions, offers and events around the Packhorse Kitchen on our website and social media pages: www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk @PackhorseSC www.facebook.com/PackhorseShopping