Yeovil’s annual Super Saturday event, which took place on 28 September, brought over 23,000 people into the Quedam Centre.
Super Saturday, originally started in 2006 as a celebration for the contenders of the Yeovil Gardening Competition, has expanded year on year to become an all-inclusive community day organised by the Town and District Council, Quedam Shopping Centre and the Love Yeovil Marketing Group.
Speaking on behalf of the Quedam Shopping Centre, Marketing Manager Aimee-jade Kingdon, said: “Working collaboratively has allowed the event to become bigger and better every year.
“This year at the Quedam we wanted to focus on how our community live, work, play and contribute to our society, so we went with a theme of ‘Conscious Town’.
“We wanted to further understand how, as a community, we contribute to health, wellbeing, animal welfare, charity, pollution, local businesses and entertainment; it ended up being an fun-filled family day out for thousands of locals.”
The Quedam had various activities including a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Dunelm, an Alzheimer’s Research UK tombola with Iceland, a creative corner with Pot Doodles, plastic workshops with Take No Wrap and a Zumbathon with Hannah Beaumont raising over £800 for Yeovil Hospital Charity. A Radio Ninesprings stage showcasing local talent, vegan food stalls, local business/ school/ college/ community stalls, live buskers and an Exhibition of the Quedam to celebrate its 35th birthday!
James Tovey, General Manager of the Quedam Shopping Centre, said: “Shopping centres and high streets are changing dramatically and customers now visit their town centre for an experience other than just shopping.
“Through events such as Super Saturday we drive footfall into the town centre, giving our retailers the opportunity to sell more as well as delighting our consumers.”
Further details about upcoming events at the Quedam Shopping Centre can be found at: http://www.quedamshopping.co.uk/trends/whats-on