Media Release: Team Avenue sprints into running festival


MICHELLE McCabe, centre manager at The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns, together with 30 retailers from the centre – are training to get fit for the 10k Greaves Sports Running Festival at Rouken Glen Park, Giffnock on Sunday 5th June to raise funds for Cash for Kids.

“This run is a great way to show our team spirit and willingness to come together to raise funds for a good cause,” said McCabe.

“As well as training hard, we’re all busy filling up our sponsor sheets.

“Many retailers not able to participate in the actual run are playing their part by sponsoring their colleagues that are running for one of the other stores because it’s a collective sponsorship project with all monies raised being poured into one big donation made on behalf of Team Avenue.”

And to make sure she completes the course, McCabe is receiving one-to-one training from Peter Nash, gym manager at Parklands Country Club, sponsor of runners, dubbed Team Avenue.

Anyone wishing to sponsor Team Avenue to raise funds for Cash for Kids can make a donation online at

Cash for Kids provides a helping hand for local children. The Avenue Shopping Centre offers shoppers an alternative to sprawling trolley-dash shopping culture with a comprehensive range of outlets offering a warm and welcoming shopping experience conveniently located on the outskirts of Glasgow city centre.

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For further information please contact Susan Christie on tel 0141 561 4018

Issued on behalf of The Avenue Shopping Centre in Newton Mearns by Liquorice Media

Date 27th May 2011.

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Notes to Editors


  • The Avenue is open until 7pm every Thursday with 1000 free car parking spaces (including underground) seven days a week.
  • The Avenue is home to 44 different retailers including: banks/post office; books; children; clothing/fashion; food and drink; health and pharmacy; jewellery and gifts; mobile phones; newsagent and cards; opticians; perfumery/beauty salon; restaurant and coffee; shoe and repairs; handbags/ luggage and travel.

Contact: Susan Christie
Phone: 0141 561 4018