Today we have presented the 10th edition of ShoppOut at the fashion store and complements the foundation.
Shopp Out, a social shopping initiative where well-known brands sell 5% of the sales to the Ramon Noguera Foundation, comes next week to the 10th edition. To celebrate this, the Girona FC wanted to get involved and sponsor the event, which will take place between Thursday 5th of October and Sunday 8th at the Mas Xirgu de Girona estate. Those attending the Shopp Out, who will offer discounts of up to 70% on clothing, footwear, accessories and household products, will participate in the draw for tickets for games of Girona and merchandise.
This was explained this afternoon, at the presentation of the event, the managing director of the Fundació Ramon Noguera, Petita Perich, and Pablo Machín and Albert Mateos, the coach and the manager of the social area of the Girona club, respectively . "In the Girona FC and in the Ramon Noguera Foundation we are joined by the effort, the enthusiasm and the desire to overcome challenges," said Perich. "You have as much merit as us," Machín emphasized. The coach of Girona FC has encouraged citizens to visit the Shopp Out "because, rarely, our purchases are destined for a good reason to such a good cause."
The event also had the presence of Gloria Plana, Councilor for the Economic Promotion Area and deputy mayor of the City Council of Girona, an institution that supports Shopp Out since its inception, and with Albert Esteve, of the company Sita Murt, as representative of the quarantine of brands that will sell their products at Shopp Out. Precisely Sita Murt, like Textura, is one of the brands that from the beginning supported this initiative of social economy. Esteve explained that, in this edition, five new brands have decided to be part of the initiative.
Among the novelties of the 10th Shopp Out there are specific spaces for children, where children's activities will be organized throughout all four days. And the desire of the Ramon Noguera Foundation is that, increasingly, Shopp Out can be a family and leisure experience for people of all ages, who combine social shopping with a pleasant day.
In this line, the event will feature new free parking, with a varied offer of restoration and with a space of bar and renovated terrace thanks to the collaboration of the beer company San Miguel. Among the products that can be savored there are from pancakes to savory appetizers prepared in a foodtruck, as well as foods for people intolerant to gluten. There will be no lack of live musical performances, especially during the weekend. In this link you can consult the agenda of children's activities and concerts for all audiences, which also includes the live broadcast of a radio program and a vermouth with music and dance at the swing rhythm.
Free Wi-Fi and promotions that have already begun
In addition, and for the first time, the organization will make available to the visitors a free Wi-Fi network. All those who connect to it during their Shopp Out pass will enter the raffle of a bungalow stay at the Bassegoda Park camping and a starry night at the Astronomical Observatory of Albanyà. Apart from this initiative and the draws of products and tickets of the Girona FC, the Ramon Noguera Foundation has already launched other voucher promotions to purchase products from the brands present at Shopp Out.
The number of visitors is multiplied by ten in two years
Shopp Out figures have grown substantially since, in the summer of 2013, the first edition was launched. At that time 4,000 visitors went through a space of 300 square meters where there were products of three brands. The success of the initiative encouraged the organizers to celebrate it twice a year and from the 6th edition (autumn of 2015) the number of visitors has stabilized in some 40,000 people. The number of brands has grown to remain in quarantine and the available space has finished being 4,500 square meters.
But, beyond the figures, this semester event is a way to bring the entity closer to the society of Girona. The foundation has been working for 50 years to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and children with developmental disorders in the Gironès. However, according to the surveys carried out at Shopp Out, in 2013 only 15% of visitors knew about the organization, a percentage that now stands at 75%.