Festive Fandango spreads to Mytholmroyd
Friday, 3 November 2017
The popular Festive Fandango scheme that has boosted Christmas spending in Hebden Bridge businesses over the last six years has now been extended to traders in Mytholmroyd.
Christmas shoppers receive a sticker for every five pounds they spend with 200 local businesses which they add to their loyalty card that when completed automatically enters them into a prize draw for a Hebden Hamper full of donated goodies and money off vouchers to use in January.
Last year the scheme generated at least £15,000 of extra business for local traders still recovering from the catastrophic Boxing Day floods and Hebden Bridge Town Forum are supporting this year's scheme.
Hebden Bridge Business Forum Chair Geoff Matthews said, “The feedback from local businesses has been very positive and Festive Fandango is now an important part of the support offered to our local economy that boasts so many fantastic independent traders.
“The Town Forum has stepped in to back the scheme because we want to ensure that the Fandango continues to drive footfall in what is a very important trading period for all businesses.”
Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Development Board have also agreed new funding which means the scheme can now expand to include the growing number of businesses in Mytholmroyd.
Festive Fandango runs throughout December and each business taking part receives a pack of cards, stickers, window poster and instructions on how to run the scheme.
Completed loyalty cards can once again be dropped off at the Tourist Information Centre on Hebden Bridge’s marina where shoppers can pick up their money off voucher book.
Any new businesses who want to join in Festive Fandango or be in the voucher book can conract scheme co-ordinator Sarah Ross via firstname.lastname@example.org