Our local churches have teamed up to sponsor a Christmas Shop Window Display Competition for the town. As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, the churches of St. Bartholomew, St. Christopher, All Saints Grayswood and in association with St. Stephens’s Shottermill, are supporting the whole community by sponsoring the competition, which aims to bring festive cheer and encouraging footfall to our much loved shopping streets. The Chamber has pledged dedicated social media expertise from our Committee expert, Narn, in support of the competition.
“The churches and shops of Haslemere are part of the community, so we have decided to
work together on something new for 2020. It’s been a difficult year for us all, so it feels like
time to do something fun!” says Rev. Justin Manley Cooper, Parish of Haslemere.
With more than 80 shops and businesses taking part, people will be able to vote for their favourite display at www.haslemereparish.org. QR codes will be visible in shop windows making voting easy.
Votes must be made by midnight 9th December and one lucky voter will win a fabulous
Christmas hamper of locally bought goodies.
- There will also be an exciting children’s scavenger hunt with many prizes to be won.
- An independent judging panel will also be awarding locally sourced hampers to those shops
with the most festive and the most innovative windows.
President of the Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Craig McGowan said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Christmas Shop Window Competition with our social media expertise. Although this will be a Christmas like no other, this fantastic initiative from our local churches will bring festive spirit to our retail areas, reminding people how well-served Haslemere is by a wide variety of shops and services. We hope that people will shop locally and shop early this year, showing their support for our lovely town. We encourage our members and other businesses across the town to get involved and we look forward to seeing some great window displays over the coming weeks.”
For further information please contact Justin Manley Cooper at;