Drive-in force for Vinnies’ campaign
COCKBURN Gateway Shopping City received the Retail Shopping Centre of the Year award at the recent Property Council 2018 WA Property Awards.
Held at Pan Pacific Perth, the awards celebrated the achievements of the retail and commercial sectors of the WA property industry, with a focus on marketing and management.
Cockburn Gateway also won the Large Retail awards for Excellence in Marketing: Community for its Breast Friends campaign, and Excellence in Management.
Cockburn Gateway centre manager Shane McLean said they were “incredibly proud” to win the Shopping Centre of the Year award.
“The icing on the cake is also scooping the Excellence in Marketing and Excellence in Management awards in the Large Retail category,” he said. “Our partnership with Breast Cancer Care WA resonated strongly with the generous Cockburn community and not only raised much-needed funds but also raised awareness of breast cancer.
“We are constantly listening to customer feedback and evolving Cockburn Gateway to meet the expectations of the local community, and these awards are a testament to the hard work of our staff and our loyal customers.”
Property Council of Australia WA executive director Sandra Brewer commended the centre.
“With shopping centres evolving and finding innovative ways to enhance and drive human connection through the customer experience, what Cockburn Gateway Shopping City has delivered is an incredible achievement,” she said. A VINNIES event at Kingsley’s Galaxy Drive-In Theatre aims to raise awareness of homelessness when sleeping in a car is someone’s only option.
The inaugural Vinnies Drive-In, Sleep-In on October 12 and 13 will focus on an often under-represented number of people who have no option but to sleep in their car.
The St Vincent de Paul Society has invited families, friends, community and business organisations to donate their good night’s sleep and experience what it’s like to sleep in their car.
According to the charity, more than 9000 West Australians experience homelessness every night and 3656 of those are young people, including 1493 children under 12 years old.
Funds raised will help Vinnies provide relief to vulnerable people. To take part, the minimum fundraising target is $500 per registered team.
The Agency Group will present the event.