Fiver Fest Returns!
Written by Daventry Radio Newsdesk on February 10, 2020
DAVENTRY’S INDEPENDENT SHOPS AND BUSINESSES ARE JOINING IN WITH THE TOTALLY LOCALLY NATIONAL FIVER FEST – A HIGH STREET SHOPPING CAMPAIGN
Shoppers are being urged to shop local as the national Totally Locally Fiver Fest returns to Daventry 15 to 29 February.
To show the importance of supporting our high streets, Daventry is joining in with thousands of independent shops and businesses across the UK, to put on very special £5 offers across two weeks in February, in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest campaign.
The Totally Locally Fiver Fest is a big celebration of Britain’s fantastic small businesses and shops, many run by families or individuals, but all contributing massively to the economy of the UK and the wellbeing of the nation’s towns.
Lorna White, co-ordinator for the Daventry Retail Forum, said “Fiver Fest is now a big part of our promotions for Daventry. The independent shops and businesses are what makes our town special and unique. We appreciate it when our community support us, so these offers are to say thank you for that support, and to show just what great value our local businesses are.”
Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:
“If every adult in Daventry spent £5 per week in their local shops and businesses, instead of online, at a national chain or at the big supermarket, it would be worth £7 million going directly into our local economy. Which means more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live.
The national campaign has been running successfully in towns in the UK and abroad over the past seven years, and last October 63 towns from all over the UK to promote themselves and each other on the same week. The result was phenomenal with reports of new customers, people rediscovering shops they hadn’t been into in years and huge sales of £5 offers.
Fiver Fest Offers have been imaginative and varied; from a double gin & any mixer for £5, to 5% off all stock to £5 best-selling book offers to £5 lunch deals.
“We know Fiver Fest isn’t going to change the world”, said Chris Sands of Totally Locally, “But small changes in 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. It’s a conversation worth having!”.
Any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Daventry, please contact Lorna White via email: [email protected]
For further information please see www.totallylocally.org