Sale Christmas Lantern Parade


Rain or shine(!) we’re going to be getting gluey and glittery in Sale Library from 10:30am today. We hope the rain will hold off for us to light up Sale town from 3:40pm at The Square when we’ll be parading all our lanterns down to the Waterside to meet Father Christmas from his sleigh-boat!

We hope to see you there!

BBC Radio Manchester LIVE from Heathers Corner!

Tune in to BBC Radio Manchester’s Breakfast Show this morning from 7:45am and you’ll be hearing our dulcet tones across the airwaves. Some of the Breakfast Show team will be broadcasting LIVE from Heather’s Corner with us, so if you’re on your way to school, be sure to pass by and say hello or tune in! (95.1FM or DAB) #saletown #heathersmosaic #createsale #beboldtrafford

Sale Messenger spreading the word!

Anna &. Zoe pushing Heather's campaign on!

Sale Messenger have run a feature about our efforts to raise money for Heather’s Mosaic – hurrah! You can read the piece by clicking here. Here’s hoping it will give the campaign a bit of a boost and we’ll be able to see in Heather’s actual anniversary on Monday with a smile!

Thanks to Altrincham & Sale Messenger for supporting our campaign, and thank you to everyone who has pledged so far! If you’d like to contribute to the project please click here to visit the crowdfunding page.

Heather’s Mosaic

heather_flyerPlease share this link to our first crowdfunding project to raise money for Heather’s mosaic. We would LOVE to make this happen, and we have 24 days left to do it!

Anybody that lives near  Glebelands Road in Sale, or anyone who has had children attend either Wellfield or Park Road School in the last 45 years (!), please read and share this link, and help us to create a unique thank you to an extra special lady!


Statistically Speaking about Sale Safari Trail

Last Thursday we were invited by the Sale Locality Partnership to deliver a presentation about “Sale Safari Footprint Trail”, to explain what we had managed to achieve using the ‘Make Sale Smile’ £500 award we received back in May.

Wondering how best to quantify and present the information we had accumulated through our short feedback questionnaires from this event, Zoe and I were advised to knock on the doors of the phenomenally helpful data-wizards that reside at Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab in Sale.

Paul and James were keen to talk about all aspects of the Trail with us, as well as get a handle on our aims and objectives as a group. Their keen interest and wizardry with our data resulted in this presentation that is now live on their site. (click here to view).

It was a great opportunity for us to experience how the Lab’s skills in data-management, manipulation and visualisation could generate insights into our data that we’d have likely overlooked (we even learnt how to do cool stuff with pivot charts). So, as well as helping us to deliver a comprehensive and insightful presentation to the Partnership, thanks to Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab we now also have presentable evidence of our work that will doubtless be of great help with future funding bids.

We met Paul Westland and James Austin at an open drop-in session at Thrive, Trafford Housing Trust, at Sale Point (click here for details of their next funding support sessions).

Stampy happy people

Lots of smiling people have been collecting their prizes from Trader’s Outlet in Sale this week. Here is the full list of winners and the fantastic prizes that were donated by our local shops in Sale.

Congratulations Molly Walker, Jessica Kershaw and Chloe Roberts; the three of you each win a Gift Pack containing: A Bean & Brush Decopatch kit, a Heart to Heart Thornton’s Bunny with chocolate lolly and a Miniature Safari Animal Wind-up Toy.

Congratulations to Molly Hardy, winner of the Bianco’s Café hamper with £10 of gift vouchers, scicilian pastries, and lots of other tasty italian treats!

Amelia Earl, you have won £30 of vouchers to spend at Meeks Shoes in Sale, congratulations!

Well done Betsy Friend, you won our ‘Baby Bundle’ with two plush toys and a knitted hat from Trader’s Outlet.

Freya Kelly has won a ‘Mum & Daughter File & Polish’ pamper session at Beauty in Elysium above The Edge HD.

Finley Leonard has won a £15 voucher to spend at Sale Fish and Seafood Fishmongers (thanks to Diamond Daz’s support!)

Congratulations to Olivier Chateauneuf, Esme Guy, and Tilly Hadwyn-Wright, you have each won a £10 ticket to spend in the Bean & Brush Art Studio on some fun Decopatch activities.

Well done to Anna Cullen who has won her mum a free ‘Cut and Blow’ from The Edge Hairdressing Salon.

Congratulations Sophia Bell, winner of a Traders Outlet girls hamper – including a range of cute accessories.

Well done to James Trimble, winner of the ‘Lad & Dad’ haircuts at Dean’s Barbers.

Joseph Nines will be heading home with a 6ft tall cardboard cut-out of Thor – congratulations!

…and finally…. the Batman bag of superhero goodies, donated by Traders Outlet, including a Force Field Room Alarm, Spiderman magnet, and X-Men comics goes to Joe Hiley. Hurrah!

Safari Trail Prizewinners

We had over 1500 people following our footprint trail through Sale Town Centre this summer, and hundreds of you posted your completed Safari Trail Maps to enter our fun prize draw. THANK YOU so much for taking part, it has been a brilliant success, and we’ve been blown away with how many positive comments you’ve made, and what fantastic photos many of you posted to our Facebook page. Click here to see a collection of them.

All sixteen winners were announced last Friday night, and people have been collecting their prizes from the lovely Tracey at Trader’s Outlet over the weekend. Take a look at their Twitter feed to see pictures of some of the lucky winners receiving their prizes.

We hope the success of this project will help strengthen future funding applications, so that next Summer, there will indeed be more than just footprints through Sale Town Centre! Click here to read more about our ideas for Sale Art Zoo for Summer 2016.


Hop, skip and a stamp!

With just ten days left of our Sale Safari Footprint Trail to go, we have been enjoying looking through all of the lovely photos and comments our safari-goers have shared with us in our Facebook Group. Click here to have a look at them all in a gallery on our website project page.

Need an excuse to re-run the fun of your safari steps through Sale town centre? Then check our Two by Two Facebook page to find out how to enter our fun FREE competition to WIN some fantastic goodies from Traders Outlet during these last days of the trail!