SHOPPERS from Wellington can get organised with their Christmas gifts early this year thanks to a late night festive shopping event at a store in the town next month (October, 2017).
The Emporium Somerset is offering attendees a first look at its Christmas range and the opportunity to pick up gifts during a late night opening on October 5 from 6pm until 8pm.
Cato Cooper, Co-owner of The Emporium Somerset on Mantle Street, which includes more than 50 different shops across three floors, selling thousands of home and gift items, said: “Our early bird Christmas shopping event was a huge success last year (2016), so we have decided to host another event this year to give all those organised individuals out there the opportunity to get their Christmas shopping done early.
“Attendees will be the first to see the fabulous Christmas range available from the small business owners who sell with us. Some of the business owners will be here on the night too and would be happy to chat to anyone interested about their work.
“We’ll also be collecting for our charity of the year, The Silver Line, during the event too, so it would be fantastic if people are able to donate.”
The Silver Line operates the only national, free, confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people. It currently receives 10,000 calls a week and more than 68% of calls are made during the night or at weekends.
The Emporium Somerset is home to more than 50 shopkeepers selling thousands of homeware, garden and gift items.
Housed in a Victorian chapel, it stocks cards, home accessories, furniture, home and garden wares, knick-knacks, plants, fresh flowers and a small selection of children’s toys.
Cato added: “Our store is fresh, vibrant, light and airy with lots of inspirational, contemporary items, as well as traditional and vintage ones.
“Most of our shopkeepers’ products are either handmade here in the Westcountry, sourced from other British craftspeople and makers, or from ethical and Fairtrade companies. So, there are plenty of unusual items here for people to have a look at and they are reasonably priced too. By buying from us, shoppers are supporting the very backbone of the nation’s economy – small, independent, local businesses.”
As well as running the store, Cato also specialises in restoring furniture and runs a paint and home accessories studio and workshop in-store.
The late night Christmas shopping event will take place on Thursday, October 5 from 6pm until 8pm. The shop will be open during the day as normal from 10am until 4.30pm.
For further details, please call The Emporium Somerset on 01823 660076, email email@example.com or visit www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk.
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