School nurse Hannah Walmsley believes in supporting local shops – and that has won her £50 worth of Shop
Mrs Walmsley, from Low Moor, is the latest winner in Clitheroe Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s monthly draw, promoted by the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.
“I enjoy shopping locally, as I was brought up in a family grocer’s in Blackburn and believe in supporting local businesses like the one my family ran,” said Mrs Walmsley, who has a son and two daughters.
“You also get the best, personal service when you shop on your local high street and I have noticed recently how many businesses are now involved in Shop Clitheroe.”
In her spare time Mrs Walmsley enjoys baking, reading and knitting, so it was appropriate she was presented with her vouchers at Woolcraft in Moor Lane.
Asked how she intended to spent her winnings she said: “Well, apart from mundane items like meat from our local butcher, who is also in the scheme, we have a new grandchild, so I will be needing more knitting wool and patterns!”
Woolcraft proprietor Mrs Mary Haworth, who is celebrating 30 years at her shop this year, said: “We have always tried to offer a diverse selection of all the best knitting wool brands, patterns and accessories, and for some time now we have had a range of cards and Christian resources including books, but by far the most important service we offer is impartial advice and service.
“Clitheroe is still very fortunate to have such a varied number of independent businesses with owners and staff happy to provide a service for all their customers.”
Shop Clitheroe cards can be obtained at any of the businesses displaying the scheme’s logo, with membership stations at: Raffia Contemporary Gifts, 38 King Street; Clitheroe Dry Cleaners, 23 Wellgate; Sarah Rose, 3 Market Place; and Elan Clothing 5 Castlegate.
A full list of businesses involved with the scheme is available at www.visitclitheroe.co.uk