Support Local Businesses by Shopping Local at Highfield and Brookham Schools
This festive season, why not escape the chaos of the high street and instead enjoy a relaxed evening of Christmas shopping discovering the range of fresh and exciting products that are available on your doorstep and support local businesses at the same time?
According to Clare Bailey of Retail Champion, Christmas sales can account for nearly two-thirds of a retailer's annual turnover, so a bad Christmas can mark disaster for a small business. By choosing to shop with local independent businesses rather than large, commercial retailers you can help boost your local economy and support local entrepreneurs.
You can also benefit from shopping locally as independent retailers often sell quirky, one-off gifts that are made locally and are unique to your area. It is also the ethical and environmentally friendly choice when shopping for food. Along with supporting local farmers, it means the food is likely to a have had a short field-to-fork journey, contain more nutrients and have less packaging than other produce.
To help support local businesses we are are holding our annual Christmas Shopping Evening on Friday 15th November from 5pm - 8pm. Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz courtesy of Gospel Green Cyder while you shop. There is free entry, parking and childcare for your little ones.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to support local businesses and get ahead with your Christmas shopping! Register today at highfieldandbrookham.co.uk/christmas-shopping to receive a free shopping bag and to book your childcare.
Local businesses who will have a stall at the event include:
Alma-Boho Collection, West Sussex
Andrassy Living, Hampshire
Apothecary 27, Surrey
Bird, West Sussex
Charlie’s Trout, West Sussex
Corner 53, Hampshire
ET Games, Hampshire
Gospel Green, Hampshire
Harry's Pop Bakery, Surrey
Hawkin’s Bros, Surrey
Henry Williams Design, West Sussex
History Heroes, Hampshire
Indigo Island, Hampshire
Inner Detail, Hampshire
The Mustcard, Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex
Pearls of The Orient, Surrey
Roost, West Sussex
Russell Cobb Home, West Sussex
Seven Seventeen, East Sussex
Sisi and Seb, Hampshire
Snow Finel, Hampshire
Spritzblue, West Sussex
Suzanna Walters, Hampshire
TAE Boutique, West Sussex
The Haslemere Cellar, Surrey
Sophie Baber, Headteacher at Brookham School, said,
We are delighted to be hosting our third annual Christmas shopping event here at Highfield and Brookham Schools to help support local businesses and to also provide the local community with the opportunity to shop for unique local gifts in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.