Drive-in force for Vin­nies’ cam­paign

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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