Monks Cross chosen charity for 2019 is the Snappy Trust, formerly known as Snappy (Special Needs Activities and Play Provision for York),
Originally founded in 1985 by four parents who felt that their children had a tough time over the school holidays because of limited time with friends. They got together with one of the school’s head teachers and arranged to bring some of the children into school for a few days over the summer holidays to enjoy some play activities – and Snappy was born!
They have grown a lot since then and now support over 300 children, young people and their families each and every year. They have expanded their programmes to include a variety of activities and events and aim to empower our children and young people by developing confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, we give our children and young people the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, have fun and make friends. Snappy is very proud their reputation across the York area and of the work the incredible team.
Monks Cross will be working on a number initiatives over the year to help raise awareness and much needed funds for Snappy.
If you would like to find out more about Snappy, or make a donation, please visit their website.
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- Mechanic 40 hours,
- Weekend sales assistance: 8 hours x 2
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In 2018 Monks Cross Shopping Park chose SNAPPY, a York based charity dedicated to empowering children and young people with disabilities to become their chosen charity of the year. The first joint incentive was the Christmas Gift Giving Tree, which saw generous shoppers donate over 100 Christmas presents to the families SNAPPY work with.
This year Monks Cross are asking the people of York to support again, by donating provisions which will allow SNAPPY to continue running their play and activity programmes. These programmes are dedicated to building confidence, independence and social skills, but mostly, to give children and young people the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, have fun and make friends.
SNAPPY are looking for clothes that will allow the kids to get messy and have fun in, alongside toys, sporting items and crafting games. Donations are being collected at Monks Cross Shopping Parks, Information Centre
Anne Stamp from SNAPPY commented “We are so grateful for the support shown by Monks Cross Shoppers. The activity schemes we run are a vital outlet for the kids that attend and anything that can be donated to support the running of these groups will be gratefully received.”
Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “It’s great to see the local community coming together to support each other. SNAPPY have recently been subjected to a funding cut, so we really want to give them all the help we can in order to keep their hugely beneficial work going.”
Thomas Cook is offering you £200 FREE holiday money when you book with them at our store!
*Offer applies to selected Thomas Cook package holidays departing from May 1st 2019 that include a stay at one of our own brand hotels (Sentido, Smartline, SunConnect, Sunprime, Sunwing, Casa Cook or Cook’s Club) where the minimum spend is £2000 per booking. Valid for new bookings only made at a Thomas Cook store. Offer can be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. £200 holiday money will be issued to the lead passenger only on a Lyk Prepaid Mastercard® Card once the full holiday cost has been paid. Offer is not valid for online or phone bookings, and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Ask in store for full terms and conditions. All holidays are subject to availability and tour operator’s booking conditions. Thomas Cook retail stores are operated by TCCT Retail Ltd (company number 7397858), booking agent for Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd, (ATOL 1179, ABTA V6896). Lyk™ is issued by R. Raphael & Sons plc, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. R. Raphael & Sons plc is a UK bank authorised by the UK Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the UK Prudential Regulation Authority (registration number 161302) and is permitted to issue e-money. Head office and registered office at 19-21 Shaftesbury Ave, London, W1D 7ED, company registration number 1288938. R. Raphael & Sons plc is not licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to take deposits. Deposits made with R. Raphael & Sons plc are not covered by the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme.
Forget dry January, we’re doing Veganuary!
Whether you’re vegan, veggie, pescatarian, flexitarian, anything-else-atarian, or just looking to try something new this January, We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you.
Cheat on Meat
Something we couldn’t live without, even for a month, is Pizza Hut! So we’ve put in a word with the pizza experts themselves to see if they can pull some strings for us. They’re now offering at our restaurant a range of delicious NEW vegan pizzas, including:
- Vegan Jack ‘N’ Ch**se: Vegan ch**se, tomato sauce, BBQ jackfruit, sweetcorn, red onions, peppers and a BBQ drizzle.
- Vegan Veggie: Vegan ch**se, tomato sauce, spinach, sweetcorn, peppers, red onions and mushrooms.
- Vegan Margherita: Vegan ch**se and tomato sauce.Buttt unfortunately this offer is only running until the end of January so make sure you pop down and dig in before it’s too late.
Light Vegan Bites.
Not everyone has time to stop for a full meal when they’re out shopping, so we’ve had a browse around our two favourite coffee shops for some lighter bites that definitely make you popular with your animal friends.
Costa Coffee and Starbucks both offer vegan friendly options for food and drinks in store. Why not try Costa’s chipotle bean and butternut squash wrap or Starbucks vegan chocolate and raspberry cake?
Don’t forget to swap out dairy milk for their soy, coconut or almond so you can pair their delicious drink range with your snacks.
Beauty without Bunnies
Being vegan isn’t just about what you eat, it’s also about the products you use, for example your makeup! Finding makeup and other beauty products that hasn’t been tested on animals can be difficult so we’ve searched high and low to find you all the brands that our stores stock that are cruelty free and vegan.
If you’re hoping not to break the bank when shopping for cosmetics then Primark is the first stop on our list. Their own brand cosmetics line, Primark PS, are 100% certified cruelty free and coveted with Leaping Bunny status. Read all about their decision not to test on animals here.
Boots stock a variety of products that are free from animal testing as well as not containing any animal products…
- Original Source
- Umberto Ginnini
- Maui Moisture
- Urban Veda
- Isle of Paradise
- Miss Patisserie
- Bleach London
- Shea Moisture
- St Tropez
Just like Primark, Superdrug’s own brand cosmetics line, ‘B’, is completely cruelty free and vegan. They’re strong believers in the ethical beauty campaign and have definitely embraced the vegan beauty lifestyle. They also offer a range of other brands that are clean, not mean! Below are all of the brands they stock which are cruelty free & vegan.
- Barry M
- Makeup Revolutions
- Lottie London
- Nip + Fab
- Tanya Burr
- The Balm
If you’re interested in detoxing your makeup bag and want to be sure which cosmetic brands don’t test on animals or contain animal products, you can check here.
New store with Nail Bar and Brow & Lash bar to open in Monks Cross Shopping Park –
Thursday 6th December saw the opening of a new Superdrug in Monks Cross Shopping Park. The store, located in the heart of the shopping park has created 18 new jobs and will offer customers affordable health and beauty products and everyday toiletries, perfect for customers to pop in and pick up some party essentials and gifts in time for Christmas.
Customers will be able to choose from hundreds of Christmas gifts including stocking fillers and the perfect presents for her, him and kids from best-loved brands including Bloom Collection, B., Studio London, Flutter, Secret Santa, Fruity and Sweet Snuggles. Exclusive skincare and makeup brands will also stock an extensive range of products including B., Nip & Fab, GOSH, MUA and Revolution.
The store also features a brand new Beauty Studio area with a menu of professional beauty treatments at affordable prices, including a Nail Bar offering a file and polish from £12 and gel manicure from £20, as well as a Brow & Lash Bar offering tinting and threading.
Visitors will also have the chance to sign up to Health & Beautycard to be able to collect points to redeem on future purchases and also benefit from exclusive deals and offers. The Superdrug Mobile service will also be available to Health & Beautycard customers for just £10 offering no contract, unlimited calls and texts and a mighty 4GB of data every month.
Rachel Pennington, York Monks Cross Manager, said; “We are delighted to be opening our new store with three weeks to go until Christmas. We are sure customers are going to love our unique mix of health and beauty essentials at affordable prices. It’s perfect timing for those looking to do their Christmas shopping, or just pick up all their party essentials ready for lots of festive celebrations.
Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 11pm to 5pm
Monks Cross Shopping Park is teaming up with York charity Snappy over the festive period. Shoppers are being asked to visit the Gift Giving Tree in the Shopping Parks Information Centre and collect a tag from the tree to donate a Christmas present.
Snappy is a registered charity working with children and young people of York with wide ranging disabilities, from learning difficulties to profound physical disabilities. The volunteers work to develop confidence, independence and social skills but mostly, to give the children and families the opportunity to enjoy new experience have fun and make friends.
Anne Stamp “We have worked with Monks Cross previously and customers have always been so generous in their support. As a self-funded local charity we are very grateful to anyone in advance to donates a gift, the difference they make is immeasurable and we hope to make this a great success.”
Katherine Sharp, Centre Manager of Monks Cross, comments “It’s great to see the local community coming together to support each other, especially at this time of year. Snappy have recently been subjected to a funding cut, so we really want to give them all the help we can this Christmas.”