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Council campaign urges people to ‘Buy Local’ for Christmas shopping

Gift Hunters banner

16 Nov 2020

Local shoppers have the chance to win a £300 haul of Christmas goodies in Horsham District Council’s new Gift Hunters shopping campaign, the latest initiative to launch under its ‘Buy Local’ banner.

Encouraging people to back local independent traders this year, the Gift Hunters campaign which features a series of informative videos, encourages shoppers to buy their Christmas gifts locally – either online or in person where possible.

The ‘Buy Local’ initiative also recently created a new online shopping portal: Virtual Horsham a directory of local traders featuring some fantastic gift ideas and special offers for everyone across the Horsham District.

The series of Gift Hunter videos will be released throughout November, showing a family shopping locally online for their presents for each other, taking advantage of the many local businesses that have adapted their services to include, click and collect and home delivery options.

The presents featured in the videos are gathered together to create one massive gift bundle worth over £300 for viewers to win.

To enter the competition you will have to become a Horsham District Gift Hunter and explore local business websites picking up your own present ideas and completing the quiz set on the Horsham Time Well Spent Facebook page.

The competition runs from 16 to 30 November 2020. Entry details are available on the Facebook page.

Independent businesses featured in the Gift Hunter videos are just some of many from across the District that are now joining the Virtual Horsham online shopping portal and include the amazing new Henfield Hampers coordinated by BN5 magazine, Steyning’s Gris et Blanc,  rural Horsham’s Cocoa Loco and Horsham Town Centre’s Fairkind Child and Sienna Rocks.

Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Paul Clarke is looking forward to seeing the videos saying:

“I think we can all do with a little inspiration to find those unexpected special presents for the ones we love, and I am no exception.

Our campaign shows there are no shortage of gift ideas in our District’s independent businesses, on or off the high street, and I urge everyone to become a ‘Horsham District Gift Hunter’ and to ‘Buy Local’ to support our local economy this year.

Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Paul Clarke

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