Celebrating 30 years with a balloon bash
A CLOTHING retailer has held a balloon release to celebrate its 30th birthday.
The balloons were released on Friday at the North Point Shopping Centre to celebrate Bon Marche's milestone.
The women's clothing shop was also raising money for Macmillan cancer research which they have been supporting this year.
Eileen Smith was picked out from ladies nominated by friends and family to release the balloons on the day.
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All the ladies were nominated were from within the Bransholme area.
Eileen's husband nominated her.
Tags were attached to the balloons with special messages from the public.
Bon Marche raised £150 from selling the tags.
Store manager Charlie Thompson said: "I'm really proud to be celebrating in such a great way.
"The public and local shops always support us and it is all greatly received.
"The support just shows that people in our local community are very generous."
Helium for the balloons was donated by a new card shop in the centre and the photographs of the event by Images free of charge.