Sue Sanderson from Ilkley, is celebrating after winning a £1000 Ilkley Town Centre Gift Card in our national ‘Win Your Dream Christmas’ competition.
“I was on the Ilkley Chat Facebook page and saw a post they’d shared from Ilkley BID and a chance to ‘win your dream Christmas’ with a £1000 Ilkley Town Centre Gift Card, so I thought I’d give it a go,” said Sue. “I’m amazed that I won, it’s a huge surprise and will make a massive difference this Christmas.
“Winning the £1000 Ilkley Gift Card is an unexpected windfall and I’m looking forward to treating family and friends to some nice meals out at places like Broadley’s and The Ilkley Cow. When I told my daughter about winning, she said she’d like a Fat Rascal from Bettys when she’s home from university for Christmas! The best thing about it is that wherever I spend the gift card in Ilkley, it’s all supporting local businesses, and it’s great to be able to do that, spreading the benefit across Ilkley.
“I’m especially looking forward to trying out some new businesses in Ilkley with the Ilkley Town Centre Gift Card. We definitely get stuck in our ways and tend to go to the same shops, but having the gift card will encourage me to be a bit more adventurous.
“I’ve lived in Ilkley for 27 years now and was a police officer until I retired in 2015. It’s a small town with a vibrant atmosphere, and lots of independent shops, restaurants and cafés as well as some high street places too. There’s the Riverside Gardens, Bettys Tea Room, and nearby we have the moors for walking. All of these places are lovely for locals and also draw in tourists, which is good for the town.
“It’s so easy to just go on Amazon nowadays and do your Christmas shopping, but buying the Ilkley Town Centre Gift Card for others keeps our shops, restaurants and businesses open and encourages people into Ilkley too. When I meet up with friends from out of the area, we always go into Ilkley to shop because it’s so nice.
“Giving someone the Ilkley Town Centre Gift Card not only keeps money here but brings in new money too. And it’s so much better than giving cash. I can’t wait to enjoy my gift card with others this Christmas.”
If you didn’t win this time, there’s still a chance to win a £500 Town & City Gift Card when you ‘Help Us Find The UK’s Favourite Local Business’ which runs through to the 21st December. Any local business can be nominated, with the business receiving the most votes being crowned as the UK’s favourite.
The business crowned as the UK’s favourite business in December 2022, and one person who nominated them, will receive a £500 gift card. Vote for free at www.lovelocalwin.co.uk