Ely Celebrates Small Business Saturday In Style!

Lucy Frazer MP is supporting an initiative that combines raising the profile of local small businesses with a variety of Christmas giveaways for local residents!  Donations from local businesses have been sought by community minded, local recycling company Ellgia who have partnered with Visit Ely to promote the giveaways. 

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 quickly had to have a re-think!  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.”

The Christmas give away will launch on Small Business Saturday which this year falls on 1st December.  Small Business Saturday is an annual campaign that highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.  Starting on Small Business Saturday, Visit Ely will be putting out a daily post on their Facebook page for the chance to win a bottle of fizz and a gift voucher donated by a local shop or restaurant.

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 companies such as Ellgia who understand the importance of working with other businesses and supporting the community they serve.”

In addition to the Facebook promotion, there is also the opportunity to win one of 5 large Christmas hampers full of fabulous goodies. Those wishing to be in with a chance of winning can enter the free prize draw by either emailing competition@visitely.org.uk or calling into the Tourist Information Centre to enter in person.

Tracey Harding, Visit Ely’s Manager said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ellgia on this free Christmas promotion to raise the profile of local small businesses as well as providing the opportunity of winning some truly amazing prizes thanks to the generosity of over fifty businesses.”

The Christmas 2018 giveaway will culminate with an evening event at Poets House for all the businesses who have supported the initiative. During the evening the Christmas hamper 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.