By Kelly Wickham
The Chichester Post are proud to be supporting a very special Christmas campaign.
The Countdown to Christmas campaign, which is being led by Chichester District Council, is encouraging people to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to highlight everything they love about the Chichester district.
The campaign, supported by the only free, independent newspaper in the district, will encourage people to celebrate local shops, cafes and restaurants; attractions and experiences; parks and gardens; and businesses on social media along with one of its special hashtags:
Those who post between today (Friday) and Monday, November 25, will be entered in to win a very special festive prize.
The winner and their guest will be chauffeured round the district in a Rolls Royce car as part of a luxury Christmas shopping day. They will receive a £150 Chichester Gift Card to go towards their purchases in Chichester city centre; lunch at E. Street Bar and Grill in Petworth; and they’ll complete the day by watching ‘The Christmas Concerts’ with The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and Chichester Cathedral Choir at Chichester Festival Theatre.
The prizes have been kindly donated courtesy of Rolls Royce, Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Business Improvement District, Visit Chichester, and E. Street Bar and Grill in Petworth.
Two further people will win Chichester Gift Cards as runner-up prizes – £50 for second place and £30 for third to spend in Chichester city centre, courtesy of the Chichester Business Improvement District.
“We are lucky to have some of the most picturesque and unique shopping destinations in the country – and we want to make sure that as many people know about it as possible. We want to encourage local people to support businesses on their doorstep and we want those outside of the district to discover what it has to offer,” says Cllr Martyn Bell, cabinet member for growth, place and regeneration at Chichester District Council.
“What’s great about this campaign is that any organisation can get involved – and even run their own promotions – just by adding the relevant hashtag to their social media posts. We are also highlighting key activities and events that are happening over the festive period on our website and on our social media sites.”
Those supporting the campaign include: Rolls Royce, Chichester Festival Theatre, Visit Chichester, Chichester Business Improvement District, Chichester City Council, Midhurst Town Council, Midhurst Town Team CIC, Petworth Town Council, Petworth Business Association, Selsey Town Council, East Wittering and Bracklesham Parish Council, Stagecoach and the Chichester Post to name just a few.
The winner and their guest will need to be available on Saturday, December 7.
For more information, please visit: chichester.gov.uk/countdowntochristmas