Thursday 6th October 2022
Showground, Wadebridge

Online Christmas Buy Local Christmas Campaign launches this Sunday 1 November

Buy Local Campaign

Get your Christmas lists and a glass of your favourite tipple ready to browse over 140 of Cornwall’s best Christmas gifts and festive food and drink.

Live Events South West’s innovative festive campaign will host an online directory so those looking for quality local Christmas gifts can find them easily, while promoting local traders that need to the support, and to safeguard the future of the Fowey Christmas Market and Truro Winter Gift Fayre, which sadly had to be cancelled this year.

With over 140 traders selling anything from jewellery to gin, and kid’s clothes to Christmas puddings, there is a huge selection to choose from. So you can not only buy your gifts you can also ensure your Christmas larder is stocked with the best of what the region has to offer.

Live Events South West MD, Andrew Weaver, said: “We are so pleased to be able to help people source local gifts while ensuring traders get much needed support with events being cancelled. This campaign will not only marry up customers and traders in an easy format, but also ensures the future running of each event. It’s all too easy to take the easy option and use some of the big-brand corporation’s online offerings, but that does nothing for the local community, its people and its businesses. It’s more important than ever to support your local community and economy, to ensure local events and businesses can return in full next year. Cornish businesses have a lot to offer this Christmas, so please we do urge you to keep up the festive spirit and look after your community getting involved in the Buy Local Campaign”.

The online Buy Local Directory which will be hosted on the Fowey Christmas Market and The Winter Gift Fayre websites is sponsored by Trenance Chocolate, Helpful Holidays and Cornwall Living.

The directory will go live on Sunday 1st November until 31st January. If you want to be part of it please contact LESW via the event websites or email hello@lesw.co.uk for details.