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Spot yourself at Preston’s student Shopfest

Posted on - 4th October, 2017 - 2:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston
There were a few strange characters at Shopfest!
There were a few strange characters at Shopfest!

Presenter and fashion host Gok Wan was the star attraction as thousands of students shopped til they dropped in Preston city centre.

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Shopfest, now in its tenth year, gives students access to exclusive deals in the St George’s Shopping Centre.

Gok performed a DJ set and posed for selfies with star-struck students.

The TV personality said: “I loved ShopFest, it was brilliant. I have DJ’d in clubs and arenas in London, across Europe and Dubai, but never a shopping centre – it was a first for me and I absolutely loved it.”

Winners of the online meet and greet competition, including one of Blog Preston’s readers, got to have a chat and meet Gok.

A Runshaw College student, 17-year-old Sophie Lawrence, was the winner of a £1,000 cash prize draw.

Lancaster University student Hannah Bolton said: “It was amazing – I had the best time. The atmosphere was brilliant and I can’t believe Gok Wan was here – we loved it. I’ve bought so many things and saved a fortune – I can’t wait to come back next year.”

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She was joined by students from the University of Central Lancashire, Runshaw College and Preston’s College attended.

General manager of St George’s Shopping Centre, Andrew Stringer, said: “Our student shopping event is always a highlight in the student event calendar and this year we pulled out all the stops, with Gok’s special DJ set and appearance to celebrate a decade of our student events.

“Once again thousands turned out to join us, enjoying the entertainment and making the most of the discounts on offer.”

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