Community

Keep up to date with everything we do in our local community.

August 2019

Loneliness can be a serious health condition. Unlike other ailments, the symptoms of loneliness can be hard to detect to everyone but the person having them. A new initiative in the UK aims to combat the problem by making it easier for people who feel alone to socialize with strangers.

Mill Gate has recently unveiled the ‘chit chat chair’ encouraging people to talk. The sign reads: “Chit Chat Chair. A friend is only a seat away. Say hello today.’

June 2019

Mill Gate is once again supporting the Bury Corporate Challenge in a bid to help raise funds for Bury Hospice to open two new beds in 2019. Find out more here.

On Saturday 15th June, Mill Gate Shopping Centre Bury took part in One Great Day, an opportunity to raise money for local Forget Me Not children’s hospice Grace’s Place and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. Find out more here.

Mill Gate is once again supporting the Bury Corporate Challenge in a bid to help raise funds for Bury Hospice to open two new beds in 2019. <a href=

March 2019

Our #WrapUpBury campaign to collect donations for the homeless has been extended for at least another few months. Donations can be made to either the ‘pop up’ unit on The Mall or to Customer Services - 7 days a week. Find out more here.

A new scheme that is aimed at reducing loneliness and social isolation has recently been launched at BAP and Trisians Family Restaurant. The Friendly Café Scheme allows people the chance to have a drink and a chat with someone else. Find out more here.

The Book Nest is now open, a reading haven where shoppers can donate their pre-loved books or simply pick up their next read. You can donate your new or used books at Customer Services now. Find out more here.

December 2018

#WrapUpBury - A six-week appeal to help give vital support to people and families dealing with homelessness in the area. Find out more here.

November 2018

In support of Purple Tuesday, every Tuesday morning from 9am the centre will host a quiet hour where all music is turned off, enabling those who have autism, to enjoy a more peaceful shopping experience. Find out more here.

September 2018

Mill Gate colleagues have achieved a Level 2 award in World Host Customer Service retail staff training, which boosts skills including effective communication and creating great first impressions. Find out more here.

June 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring Bury FC Ability football team for the 2018-19 season.

Ability Counts (Disability Football) provides participants with a social network centred around the football club, reducing isolation and improving confidence. Mill Gate’s association with this project will enable this important work to be more recognised and sustainable.

June 2018

In support of the World Cup, we have a football table in the centre, FREE to play!

We are now offering FREE drinking water at Customer Services on Minden Parade! Simply bring along your empty water bottles and refill them! This shopping centre initiative is designed to cut disposable plastic bottle use and encourage reuse.

FREE Wi-Fi is coming to the Centre next month.

February 2018

Grace’s Place official One Great Day chosen charity for 2018. Find out more here.

Bury Blind Society are back with their luxury gift wrapping services on the lead up to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

January 2018

The Centre is pleased to be renewing their sponsorship with Bury FC Ability Counts for another season!

MedEquip4Kids was presented with their cheque for over £1,000 from One Great Day fundraising in 2017

Bury and Whitefield Primary School were the winners of the Shop for School promotion and was presented with their cheque of £750! Find out more here.

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