BOSSES at Britain’s biggest shopping centre are looking for people in the borough who share a special date.
To kickstart the 25th anniversary celebrations for the Metrocentre, officials are searching for people who celebrate a 25th birthday or anniversary this year.
A special ‘secret’ celebratory event is being held on Thursday, April 14, at noon in Town Square – the anniversary of the first phase of the complex opening in April 1986.
Metrocentre general manager Tim Lamb said: “We want to kick start our 25th anniversary celebrations with a bang and what a better way to do it than with other local people celebrating a 25th birthday or anniversary themselves this year?
“So we are asking people for whom 25 years means a party to them in 2011 to contact our centre management team.
“We’d love to invite them down to help us with the first of a series of events for our birthday celebrations.
“They will be treated like Metrocentre VIPs for the day and will be given an exclusive party bag and gift voucher as a thank you.”
Anyone celebrating a 25th birthday or anniversary this year you should email MetroCentre at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Memories, Metrocentre Marketing, Centre Management Offices, Metrocentre, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9YG.
Metrocentre officially launched 25 years ago on October 14, so bosses have planned a series of events up to and including October and then a very special silver-themed Christmas.