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Happy Birthday to the Bridges

A LEADING NORTH EAST shopping centre is celebrating turning 15 next week – by offering visitors the chance to take a part in a range of exciting activities.

Sunderland’s the Bridges will be marking 15 years since the opening of Phase 2 from Sept 14 – 19,  the section of the centre which includes a range of top stores and the flagship Debenhams.

The week will kick off on Sept 14 with the opportunity for shoppers to win one of 15 £15 gift cards on Twitter, followed by a number of surprise flash mob events on Tuesday 15 – the actual birthday date.

Wednesday is earmarked for a range of giveaways including some gifts courtesy of the centre’s Swarovski shop to mark the fact that 15 years is a crystal anniversary, with a balloon pop during late night shopping on Thursday September 17,where shoppers can win a number of prizes.

On Friday 18 the plan is to offer visitors a number of special discounts and offers, with the week ending with the chance for one shopper to win £15,000 – in a joint promotion with Heart Radio.

“This is a special birthday that we couldn’t let go unmarked so we’ve planned a whole host of events,” said Andy Bradley, Centre Director.

”We want to celebrate with all of our shoppers, which is why there’s going to be plenty of prizes to be won during the week plus some surprise entertainment. We sincerely hope lots of people will come along and join in the fun.”

Anyone wanting to enter the competitions can also do so via the Bridges twitter account at @bridgesshop.For further information on the Bridges visit


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