Ten lucky people who visit Congleton town centre on Saturday could find themselves holding a golden ticket.
To help promote the town centre, Congleton Town Council has worked with local shops on a gold ticket hunt to help celebrate Independents’ Day UK.
The campaign promotes independent retail businesses across the country all year round, but with an annual focus on 4th July, Independents’ Day.
Independents account for around 65% of the 290,000 retail outlets in the UK and are at the heart of local communities throughout the country.
On Saturday between 9.30am-4pm, 10 golden tickets will be hidden at 10 locations around the town centre and Congleton Park.
Clues for where the tickets will be hidden will be released one by one on the day via Congleton Town Council’s Facebook page.
Each golden ticket transfers into a £10 voucher for each of the 10 lucky winners. Once found, a voucher can be spent in the listed Congleton local independent businesses.
The campaign said that independent retailers offer choice, diversity of product and service, tradition as well as innovation, and a more personal service to customers.
They are also job creators and contributors to local and national economies, and with retail spending under pressure, needed support more than ever.
Independents’ Day UK is celebrated over the weekend of 3rd and 4th July, and Congleton Town Council is using the opportunity to showcase the independent shops and businesses that are at the heart of the local community.
The businesses signed up to Congleton Independents’ Day 2021 are: Bare Health, Bear Grills Café, Beeches, Bond’s Bakery, Browns Furniture, Congleton Veterinary Centre, Davenports, David James Menswear, Delia Metcalfe, Hollins and Hollinshead Jewellers, House to Home, K9 Raw, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, RJ and J Moore Greengrocers, Serenity Designs, Stock @ The Pavilion, Town Hall Studios, Walker’s Strings, Wendy’s Pet Salon and Willow Vintage and Gifts.
Congleton Town Council’s town centre and events officer Martha Hayes said: “I think Independents’ Day is a great initiative for the local businesses to get involved in, to showcase what they have to offer and to get people back into Congleton.
“It was important that the local shops get involved and I’m glad that so many have! It’s a hunt for all ages, so be sure to watch out for the clues throughout the day, to be in with a chance of a golden ticket!”
Like and follow the Congleton Town Council Facebook page for the latest updates and clues.