On Saturday 2 December, over 60 of the independent businesses in Thame are getting together to run ‘Christmas Shopping Saturday’ an event to promote the town centre as THE place to do your Christmas shopping this year.
There are over 20 offers and activities for shoppers to engage with throughout the town, including freebies, discounts, drinks while you shop, and vouchers for money off. Anyone who makes a purchase in one of the participating shops between 2nd – 20th December will also have the opportunity to share this on Social Media for a chance to win a £30 voucher for a town centre independent shop of their choice (T&Cs apply).
The event is being run by 21st Century Thame, a Partnership between business, local organisations and the local authorities, including Thame Town Council, who together, facilitate projects which enhance the town for residents, businesses and visitors alike. Sue Martin-Downhill, chair of 21stCT said ‘We all love our independent shops that give Thame high street such a special flavour, and they all deserve our support at this, their most important trading time of the year’.
This event links into of Small Business Saturday 2017, a grass roots campaign, which encourages consumers to shop local and support small businesses in their community. The challenge is to do as much as your Christmas shopping in Thame, as you possible can. Remember: Shop Locally – Why? Because, did you realise that of every £1 you spend with a local, independent business, between 50p-70p circulates back into your local economy. Flyers with more information are available at the Town Hall, and from each retailers involved. However, new deals are arriving all the time so shoppers are encouraged to follow the event online on the new ‘Christmas in Thame’ Facebook page.