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Keighley independents to hold first ever Fiver Fest

Liz's Knitting inside Keighley Market is taking part in Fiver Fest

Keighley businesses are working together to bring incredible £5 deals in the face of a cost-of-living crisis. showing the great value of independent shops and how much they care for our communities.

With the big increases in inflation across the UK, you could be forgiven for thinking that independent shops on your local high street would be the last place to pick up a bargain right now. But you would be surprised! Over 20 shops and businesses in Keighley have banded together via the national Totally Locally FIVER FEST scheme to bring special £5 deals to customers old and new. Proving small shops can be great value, but also that they care about the people that live in our town.

“Independent shops are key parts of our community” said Chris Sands of the Totally Locally national campaign. “Not only do they make our high streets and towns better places to live and work, but these businesses also contribute hugely to our local economy. They never take the support they get from local people for granted, and Fiver Fest is a way of paying a little back to those customers.”

“With the economic turmoil that is happening at the moment, it’s more important than ever for local businesses to think and work together” Yvonne Bryant owner of Just 4 Paws “so from the 11th to 26th March Keighley businesses are putting on lots of great £5 offers to say thank you to our customers, to give back to Keighley and to support our communities as a whole, whilst keeping our high street alive”.

FIVER FEST is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a Grass Roots High Street Organisation that has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.

Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message: “If every adult in Keighley spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £10,5 Million per year going directly into our local economy. Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy & a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it?!”

Spending just £5 a week in Keighley can make a big difference to our High Streets, the “Fiver Fest” promotes this message.

Simon Waldren of Totally Locally said “We’ve seen huge increases in footfall during Fiver Fest times, with many businesses reporting their busiest shopping days outside of Christmas”.

Carol Tylor a local business owner and part of the team organising the event in Keighley said Fiver Fest shows that a small change in your spending habits can really make a difference to our high streets. Just by diverting £5 of our weekly spend to local independents we give them a fighting chance to thrive and to keep our High Streets alive. Fiver Fest makes that easy, and it’s fun!

For any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Keighley, please email totallylocallykeighley@gmail.com and to keep up to date with the Fiver Fest offers which will be announce over the coming weeks you can follow Totally Locally Keighley on Facebook & Instagram.

Liz’s Knitting will be offering customer 5 For £5 on her Hayfield Knitting Yarn saving customers over £8

Clara’s Closet for 2 weeks will have all clothing just £5 each

MagnifiScents & Soap will be offering 5 for £5 on Emily Victoria Wax Melts. These are just a few of the offers taking place other Retailer taking part include:

H Hargreaves & Son Ltd (Shoe & Equestrian Shop)

Sequins Fancy Dress Shop

Barnes of Keighley Butchers.

Kindred Bizzare

M &J Framing

On Time

Lushh.

Blossom.

Hairavanti.

Sweet Treats & Gift Boutique.

Solemate

For further information please see www.totallylocally.org and www.fiverfest.co.uk

 


 

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