2020 has brought lots of challenges. For everyone. For Shop SE19, a fledgling community business that has basically revolved around organising events (#SE19Lates) and encouraging lots of people to gather in shops and public places, like many organisations, we've needed to have a serious rethink this year and also about how we can continue to help in the future.
We figured our wonderful hardworking local traders needed more help: sooner and over a longer period as Autumn moves into Winter. Plus we needed to come up with something really flexible, should things change.
So we had a little think and then a big think and then with the help of our brilliant partners Social Style Pro and our magnificent local traders, we've come up with the following:
Wait for it... it's a Raffle. Everyone loves a Raffle, right?
Launching 24 October and running online until early December, we have loads of treats heading your way from our local traders. We're using a nifty, secure online platform called Raffall, which is very easy to use, using secure online payment. Tickets are only £1 each and if you buy a few, you might win big. Traders have pulled out the stops and are offering some fantastic products, experiences and shopping vouchers, to help you all to shop local in 2020.
Here's the lowdown: