Our Summer Sale got well underway this week with the visit of not one, not two, but three special guests in store. Chris Hale, Masterchef 2016 Contestant and renowned Yorkshire chef, Lord Mayor Tony Downing, and Frazer Armstrong, Mosborough Primary School student and super cook, all visited for the in-store cooking event in support for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Chris Hale – who reached the quarter finals of BBC Masterchef – spent the day doing demonstrations of some of his most renowned dishes at Atkinsons as part of our 147th birthday celebrations.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Downing, also came to visit and got to taste some delicious steak made by Chris using the award winning Stellar Rocktanium pan range, which is currently available to buy in store in the Summer Sale.

The Mosborough Primary School pupil, Frazer, has been obsessed with cooking and food preparation since the age of four and when his grandma, Teresa Gibson, a valued Atkinsons customer, spotted a Masterchef star lining up to do in-store demos she couldn’t hesitate to enquire further with our Fashions Assistant, Charlotte.

Sadly she thought her hopes were dashed when she realised the event fell on a school day and the store arranged for Masterchef star Chris Hale to autograph a pack of food related goodies for Frazer.

But Mosborough Primary School granted him the time off and allowed him to take part in this experience, the memory of which we hope will last a lifetime.

Thanks to your support on the day we raised a massive £457 for our charity partner, Weston Park Cancer Charity. That money will go to help the people of our region living with, and beyond, cancer. Thank you for your continued support.

Chris Hale and Frazer Armstrong at Atkinsons
Chris Hale, Frazer Armstrong, Charlotte Hallam
Chirs Hale and Lord Mayor at Atkinsons
Chris Hale & Lord Mayor Tony Downing
Chris Hale Cooking Demo Atkinsons
Chris Hale Cooking Demonstration
The Summer Sale continues in store, along with a bra-fitting event which runs until Sunday 7 July 2019. Pop in and discover the latest and greatest ranges from your independent and individual department store on The Moor, Sheffield.