Regular At Annie's Or Do You Shop in Barnes, East Sheen Or Richmond?
you may look differently at local businesses owners once you see the calendar
Lorraine Angliss who owns local restaurant Annie's in Mortlake and Rock & Rose in Richmond has joined other local traders and has stripped bare for a calendar to celebrate the introduction of the Richmond Hero membership and rewards scheme supporting independent shops and businesses in the borough.
The first of the 2009 calendars will be on sale at the Barnes Christmas fairs on 5 December and will then be available through all participating retailers. The programme has the backing of national ecological and small business campaigner, Zac Goldsmith, through his Support Our Small Shops initiative.
If a naked retailer isn’t enough of a bargain for you, there’s also the Richmond Hero Bounty Card, entitling members to discounts at local shops and businesses.
Richmond Hero is a very personal campaign for founders Nicole Solange, Andrea Craig, Lizzie Fryers and Tina Van Breugel, who have witnessed the decline of local businesses firsthand in their own neighbourhood and banded together to find creative ways to support them.
“We all have a part to play in the success of our local businesses and the quality of life we all enjoy because of that. When you shop at local independent stores or use local services, you’re going to make a difference. If we want independent traders to survive – and help our communities thrive – it’s time for us to spend wisely to create a better future for everyone.”
December 5, 2008