Ellgia a local, community-minded recycling company has pledged to raise the profile of small businesses this Christmas. Partnering with Visit Ely, Ellgia has called upon their wide network of business contacts to seek donations to come up with a variety of free giveaways this December.
Joe Hemsley-Rudd, Sales Director at Ellgia said: “We are a locally based company and have always been keen to support the community. We initially came up with the idea of asking our business contacts for donations for one Christmas hamper. However, we were bowled over with the response and so now have five luxury hampers to give away! Working with Visit Ely we have come up with what we believe is a fantastic celebration of local businesses as well as a great Christmas promotion for local residents.”
To be in with a chance of winning one of these five amazing hampers filled with fabulous gifts and vouchers from over 50 different businesses, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be automatically entered into the free prize draw. Alternatively, you can enter in person by calling into the Tourist Information Centre.
In addition, starting on Small Business Saturday (1st December), Visit Ely will be putting out a daily post on their Facebook page for the chance to win a bottle of fizz, courtesy of Ellgia along with a gift voucher kindly donated by some of our fabulous High Street shops and restaurants.
Tracey Harding, Visit Ely’s Manager said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ellgia on this initiative to raise the profile of our independent shops and businesses and of course encourage everyone to shop locally this Christmas.”
The Christmas giveaways culminates with an evening event at Poets House for all the businesses who have supported the campaign. During the evening the Christmas prize draw winners will be drawn in spectacular style, details of which have yet to be revealed! A charity raffle will also be held with proceeds going to EACH, the local charity supporting families with children and young people with life-threatening conditions.
Lucy Frazer MP said: “I am delighted to support this initiative which highlights the valuable role small independent shops and businesses make to our town centres. Equally it is always rewarding to see company’s such as Ellgia who understand the importance of working with other businesses and supporting the community they serve.”