What’s on

Roll up Roll up! – Circus Workshop

Who hasn’t wanted to master a new skill like juggling or plate-spinning? Or perhaps something simple like hula-hooping or ribbon twirling? Crayze Days Circus Workshop is back in town! Give your kids the chance to learn an ability that they have only dreamed of before as the vibrant, brightly coloured equipment and interactive circus trainer will ensure.

Entry: FREE to all!

Date: Saturday 27th January

Time: 12noon – 3pm

Where: St Elli Centre (Outside Poundland Area)


Slower Shopper Tuesday!

Slower shopping Tuesday is each Tuesday in the run up top Christmas from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

 

Working with local partners including the Alzheimer’s Society this is project is being run out in the run up to Christmas.

 

Expect to see a slow till at ASDA, extra seating made available (some stores on request) and the centre music will be turned off during this time.

 

A more relaxed shopping environment.


George @ Asda Baby and Toddler Event!

Launches in store on Monday January 22nd…

Lots & Lots for Little Tots!

From clothing and travel to kitting out the nursery. Shop their great offers on baby essentials in George at Asda.


Peacocks up 70% off!

Further reductions in Peacocks as we reach the final stage of the January sales!

Up to 70% off, ranges include:

- Women’s

- Men’s

- Girls

-Boys


Where to use your Kids Club Card?

Use your Kids Club card at the following retailers to get these exclusive offers!

Not a Kids Club member yet? Join free here and get a free goodie bag too! Join Kids Club

 

Card Centre

10% off cards and gifts (full priced items only)

 

 

Max Speilmann

£10.00 off any portrait pack worth £35.00 or more

(Including the £75.00 pack with canvass!)

 

 

 

Miss Label

10% off everything (excluding sale and vouchers)

 

 

Saul Cass Jewellers

15% off all items (excluding Nomination and sale items)

 

 

Steamin’ Mugs

Offer 1 – 10% off if you spend £10.00, 15% off

if you spend £15.00, 20% if you spend £20.00 etc.

 

Offer 2 – Free drink and desert with every kid’s meal purchased

 

 

The Yankee Shop

Mix and match any 10 Votives for £15.00 with (RRP £1.99 each)

FREE gift wrapping on request

 


St Elli Centre – Wins Big at REVO Purple Apple Awards in London

It was a Welsh success on Thursday 4th May, at the REVO Purple Apple Marketing Awards in London. Centre Manager Andrew Gwynne Stephens and Marketing Manager Aimee Lusanne Lewis from the St Elli Centre, managed by Workman LLP,  won a Purple Apple Merit Award for their fantastic event, the ‘St Elli Village Fete’.

There were over 100 entries, but the St Elli Centre’s win is of particular significance because the awards are now tiered by Total Marketing Budget. St Elli won this award within the ‘£50K or below total marketing budget’ category, alongside the likes of Westfield, Gunwharf Quays and Bluewater in their ‘£3million total marketing budget’ category.

 

The ‘St Elli Village Fete’ saw the Llanelli shopping centre put on a week-long event of free, family friendly activities including a giant maypole, colourful bunting, tea cup rides, circus tricks and close up magic alongside big brand promotions.

 

Centre Manager Andrew Gwynne Stephens said; “We have a small marketing budget compared to other shopping centres and despite holding many successful events and promotions over the years, this is the first Purple Apple entry we have submitted. We are delighted to have won this prestigious award.”

 

NewRiver is one of the UK’s largest shopping centre owner/managers. Lucy Mitchell NewRiver Marketing Director praised the St Elli Centre and said “This is testament to the highly creative, tenacious and resourceful team at the St Elli Centre. Our congratulations go to Andrew & Aimee for this esteemed award win, it is very well deserved”.

 

Aimee Lusanne Lewis the St Elli Marketing Manager said; “We were so pleased with the weeklong event last year and the support of the retailers and public that we have already arranged for the event again during the Whitsun half-term holidays starting on Monday 29th May to Saturday 3th June. We invite everyone to come along to experience the village fete atmosphere and join in the fun.


Dry-run London Marathon Training Session @ St Elli

AN 11-year-old with a rare genetic condition has inspired his stepdad to take on a charity challenge to support the cause which has helped improve his quality of life.

Llanelli bank customer service adviser Garey Davies is putting himself through the paces in preparation to run the London Marathon in April to raise money for Whizz Kidz, which has helped his stepson Morgan who suffers from a rare genetic condition called Ataxia A0A1 and is confined to a wheelchair.

The condition affects Morgan’s balance, energy levels and results in muscle deterioration, poor co-ordination and slurring of speech.

Mr Davies who works at Barclays Bank, is so devoted to Morgan, his mum and her other two children, that he wants to do all he can to raise awareness of Ataxia A0A1 and the charity, which has helped with Morgan’s invaluable wheelchair skills, making his life more comfortable.

Speaking of his preparations leading up to the charity effort, Mr Davies said: “I’ve run about 29 half marathons but nothing like a full one.

“I’ve been trying to train two or three times a week although it’s not always possible with the family keeping us busy but have somehow managed to run 19 miles in one go so hope to reach my target within the next couple of months.”

Mr Davies and his own two sons, Rhys, aged 15 and 11-year-old Owen, together with his wife, Sarah Lemon-Davies and her two other children Mathew aged 13, and Joseph aged 8, are promoting his Everyday Hero page, which is raising funds for the cause.

Mr Davies who has set himself a target to raise £2,000, will have a ‘dry-run’ training session on a cross trainer at St Elli Shopping Centre in Llanelli on February 4.

St Elli Centre manager Andrew Stephens said: “Young Morgan is such a brave boy and we wanted to promote his stepdad’s run.

“It’s a rare condition and has such an effect on Morgan and his family that we hope people will become more aware and do all they can to help. Knowing our shoppers I’m sure they’ll be as supportive as possible.”

The family home has and continues to be adapted to accommodate Morgan’s special requirements, but his needs are on-going and Mr Davies has been running two or three times a week in readiness for his marathon challenge on April 23.

Experts say that some forms of ataxia are treatable, but in most cases there is still no cure.

For those who wish to help further, Mr Davies has set up a Just Giving page which can be found by Clicking Here.


World Sepsis Day

1000 Lives Wales are looking at highlighting the importance of early recognition of sepsis,.  Sepsis is common and often deadly. It remains the primary cause of death from infection, despite advances in modern medicine like vaccines, antibiotics, and intensive care.

It is more common than heart attack, and claims more lives than any cancer, yet even in the most developed countries fewer than half of the adult population have heard of it. Colloquially known as “blood poisoning”, sepsis is a life threatening medical condition that arises when the body’s attempt to fight an infection results in the immune system damaging tissues and organs. This chaotic response, designed to protect us, causes widespread inflammation, leaky blood vessels, and abnormal blood clotting resulting in organ damage. In severe cases, blood pressure drops, multiple organ failures ensue, and the patient can die rapidly from septic shock. Cost-effective basic interventions save lives. The best centres, mainly in industrialized countries, have doubled patients’ chances of survival, simply by recognising the condition and responding rapidly.  Saving lives depends not just on treatments specific to a particular infection, but rather a focus on early recognition and awareness of sepsis, rapid antimicrobial therapy and resuscitation, and vital organ support. In short, sepsis is a medical emergency and each hour matters.

Sepsis is always triggered by an infection. Sepsis occurs as a result of infections acquired both in the community and in hospitals and other health care facilities. The majority of cases are caused by infections we all know about: pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections like cellulitis and infections in the abdomen (such as appendicitis). Sepsis does not discriminate. It affects all age groups and is not respectful of lifestyle choices. Vulnerable groups such as new born babies, small children and the elderly are most at risk, as are those with chronic disease and weakened immune systems. It is not a disease confined to healthcare settings, though most patients with established sepsis will be cared for in hospital.

Author: David Wastell, a Service Improvement Manager working for 1000 Lives Wales.


Over £1000.00 raised for Cancer Care!

Tenovus Cancer Care would like to thank the public who gave generously at the Llanelli Singathon held in St Elli Centre.

The singathon raised £1,003.46 which will ensure that Tenovus Cancer Care can continue to support cancer patients and their loved ones in and around Llanelli.

 

 

 


FREE Wi-Fi is now live in St Elli

Shoppers in St Elli Centre can now access free Wi-Fi, thanks to a partnership between owner NewRiver Retail and The Cloud, a Sky UK company.

The service enables shoppers to access email, social media and websites in the centre and for the first time, shoppers can also check-in on Facebook without using up their costly 3G/4G charges.

Andrew Stephens, centre manager  said: “Increasingly, customers want and expect to be able to access Wi-Fi when they are out and about. From making price comparisons to staying connected with social media, this service will enable our customers to remain online while they shop.

“The introduction of Wi-Fi is also part of a number of improvements and upgrades we are making at the centre and we hope it will help to improve our shoppers’ experience when they visit us.”

Lucy Mitchell, Director at NewRiver Retail, said: “We’re delighted to bring free Wi-Fi Powered by The Cloud to St Elli. We take a customer-first approach to our shopping centres and in today’s retail environment that means appreciating that our customers shop in a multi-channel world. Free Wi-Fi is no longer a luxury – it is an inherent part of the consumer experience and will allow for greater engagement from our retailers and a more connected experience for our shoppers.”

‘NewRiver is one of the UK’s leading owner/manager of shopping centres focusing on retail and leisure across the UK. NewRiver is continuously looking at ways to innovate the shopping experience across its portfolio of 32 UK-wide shopping centres. NewRiver has partnered with Sky and The Cloud to install FREE Wi-Fi at its shopping centres to allow shoppers to enjoy an improved multi-channel shopping experience.

For more information about The Cloud Wi-Fi and its FastConnect App visit www.thecloud.co.uk.


Convenient pick-up

Order on Amazon and have your goods delivered to St Elli Shopping Centre for you to collect from the Amazon Locker at your convenience.

When you order look for    “Search for an Amazon Pickup Location near you”

Search by Post Code  –       SA15 1SH

Amazon Locker  –               Fry

Centre Address  –               St Elli Shopping Centre, Murray Street, Llanelli SA15 1SH

Opening Times  –               Mon – Sat 8am – 6pm / Sun 10am – 4pm


Congratulations one and all

Congratulations to those who took part in the defibrillator training at the St Elli Centre, hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

Special congratulations to the centre’s security officer Colin Giess who is now a qualified defibrillator trainer.

Colin is third from right.