Spend a fiver – and put £1.9m per year into your local town

Sherborne locals and visitors alike are in for a treat, as the Totally Locally Fiver Fest comes to town from the 12th to the 26th March.

Sherborne is joining over 100 towns and thousands of businesses across the UK who are joining together to bring you a fortnight of special £5 deals. The plan is to highlight the contribution to the economy that local shops and businesses bring.
“Fiver Fest happens three times per year,” said Jane Wood, organiser “and it is now a big part of our Sherborne business year. The community support for local businesses has been amazing during lockdown, but it is easy to slip back into old shopping habits now that things are returning to normal. So this is a little nudge to say ‘Our local businesses are still here, we are still serving our community and we appreciate your support. And of course we are great value!”.

Why £5?

Jane says Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:
“If every adult in Sherborne spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £1.9m 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?!”

Totally Locally founder Chris Sands said “It’s a campaign that sees incredible offers from £5 massages to £5 veg boxes, £5 walking tours, £5 lunch deals, £5 manicures… Independent business owners are really inventive with their offers, and we encourage them to also promote their neighbouring businesses offers too. Fiver Fest is about everyone working together to promote their town as a whole. If lots of shops have great offers on, the trip to the high street is really fun!

Jane 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 Street alive. Fiver Fest makes that easy, and it’s genuinely fun to be part of”

For any independent business wishing to participate in the Fiver Fest in Sherborne, please contact fiverfestsherborne@gmail.com

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