LAKESIDE Shopping Centre switched on the Christmas season with the help of a ‘supermum’ and her children.
Melissa Bronger, single mum of four, was the deserving winner of this summer’s Superhero competition. Melissa submitted an incredibly praiseworthy entry showing her strength in raising four wonderful children, two of which need extra assistance for their disabilities. To celebrate the win, Melissa received an illustration of herself and a motion speed video of her comic creation from local artist Daniel Bade. Lakeside Shopping Centre then invited her to switch on the festive lights this year, alongside representatives Kerri Darling and Kate Surridge from Lakesides charity of the year – Karis May Darling Foundation, providing support for underprivileged children particularly in sports & performing arts.
Melissa’s response to winning was: “Thank you so so much for picking me as your winner, I am so very grateful and feel so blessed to have won”.
Susan Williamson, Marketing Manager at Lakeside Shopping Centre said: “It is an honour to have had Melissa switch on our Christmas lights this year. It was so important we celebrate our local community and their heroes. This Christmas at Lakeside we want to encourage kindness and giving so Melissa is the perfect representation of that! We look forward to passing this kindness on to our shoppers this festive season.”
To continue this campaign of kindness at Christmas, Lakeside had a visit from Lilibet the magical fairy! She will be greeting customers throughout the season to give away thousands of pounds worth of gifts! Head over to Lakeside’s Instagram and hear dancing superstar Ashley Banjo tell the magical story of Lilibet.
The Lakeside Grotto is also open, take a trip to make ever-lasting memories with your loved ones and during your magical visit, you can meet the very merry singing reindeer, and make a wish upon a shining star at the wishing star. Enjoy the true spirit of Christmas with Lakeside.
For more information on the shopping centre and what’s on this Christmas, visit www.lakeside-shopping.com