Centre manager to row across the Channel for charity
Published: 15 February, 2012
Lowry Outlet Mall’s centre manager, Robert Hallworth, plans to do his bit by rowing across the English Channel in a bid to raise in excess of £10,000 for charity.
Robert, who has never rowed before, is currently in training with a group of 24 men and women, who call themselves the Poynton Urban Pirates. The money they raise will be donated to East Cheshire Hospice, the Stroke Association, Action Aid and the Premature Birth Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital.
After raising nearly £20,000 for the Francis House Children’s Hospice over the Christmas period, the Lowry Outlet Mall is keen to continue its support for charitable events and donations in 2012 with a series of fundraising efforts.
The Mall will host the Francis House ‘Festival of Trees’ in one of its units in what will be the sixth year of the partnership which sees local and national companies and organisations, including Manchester United, decorating and donating Christmas trees.
And one of the Mall’s retailers, the Nike Factory Outlet, recently participated in a charity bike ride - on exercise bikes. The store, which was raising funds for the Sick Children's Trust, aimed to cycle 67 miles, a target beaten when the nine participating staff hit 136 miles.
Robert Hallworth said: “We hope that this year will be the best to date for fundraising and retailer-led charitable events at the Lowry Outlet Mall. It’s great that we can give something back to these organisations that rely entirely on voluntary donations. We continue to host the Francis House ‘Festival of Trees’ pop-up shop and we are thrilled to have raised such a significant amount for the charity and look forward to continuing to work with them in 2012.”