Members of Buy Local Norfolk are so proud of what they do that they’ve pooled their skills and services into one truly Norfolk prize hamper, with a total value of nearly £2,000 and will be up for grabs at the Royal Norfolk Show next week.
More than 30 members have already committed a prize to the hamper, which showcases the diversity of home-grown Norfolk businesses. The lucky winner will receive a bumper prize containing everything from cakes to carpet care, beer to business cards, pickles, theatre tickets, a family holiday break and much more. Even the hamper itself has been made as a bespoke item for the giveaway.
Visitors to the Royal Norfolk Show, which takes place at the Norfolk Showground on July 1st and 2nd, can find out exactly what’s inside the prize hamper and have the chance of winning the prize draw simply by visiting Buy Local Norfolk at stand No: 125 and putting in their business card or completing an entry form.
It’s also a chance to meet some of the people who truly believe in promoting all the great food, drink, skills and services this county has to offer.
One of the Buy Local Norfolk directors, Martin Lake said: “We are thrilled that the members of Buy Local Norfolk are working together to provide this amazing prize, which we believe it probably the largest ever giveaway of locally produced goods and services. It just shows how committed these business are to promoting local enterprise and encouraging people to trade within the local economy.”
The draw will take place at 4pm on the second day of the show, Thursday, July 2, and a formal presentation will be made to the winner at the next Buy Local Norfolk meeting on July 8 at the Fur and Feather Inn, Woodbastwick.
Buy Local Norfolk members will also be showcasing their businesses and their passion for Norfolk as they join the other floats parading through the streets of Norwich at the Lord Mayor’s Procession on Saturday, July 4.
Buy Local Norfolk is a not-for-profit ‘social enterprise’ which has developed a unique accreditation process for identifying businesses genuinely local to Norfolk. This is extremely important because truly local businesses keep a significantly higher proportion of money flowing within the local economy, thereby supporting local jobs, local distinctiveness and local communities in the most sustainable way possible www.buylocalnorfolk.org.uk/