Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
Chance to meet Super Scrimper's Mrs Moneypenny at Go Outdoors store
A YORK shop is preparing to feature in a major television documentary when programme makers visit this weekend.
GO Outdoors, in Foss Bank, will feature in an upcoming edition of Channel 4’s Super Scrimpers, a show which instructs viewers on the best way to save money.
Rachel Birch, manager of the store, said: “Channel 4 contacted us directly and asked if they could film here, explaining the concept of the programme.
“They are bringing in Mrs Moneypenny, their financial expert, to give advice to anyone who is interested. We’re setting her up with a table and chairs in store, to speak to the public, and give them advice on any monetary issues they have.”
Representatives from the show said the store had been chosen for its customer loyalty card, which costs £5 for the year, but gives customers the chance to save between ten and 70 per cent on every purchase in the shop throughout the 12-month period.
The 34,000 sq ft store, at the former Homebase site, also has an indoor climbing wall and a field of tents, which will be open all day on Sunday to keep children entertained while their parents wait to speak to the expert.
Rachel said staff were expecting more than the usual 600 customers through the door on Sunday, and she also expected to see some of her colleagues lining up to speak to Mrs Moneypenny.
She said: “There are quite a few people in store who want to talk to her. We’ve got staff coming in who aren’t even working who want to speak to her.”