£461 raised for charity at Swagger
A gift shop in Sodbury has reported an increase in footfall since the Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail started in July and said that they have met new visitors to the town as a direct result of the scheme.
Throughout July the team at Swagger gift shop in Chipping Sodbury High Street ran a host of events to raise money for the Grand Appeal and to coincide with Gromit coming to the town.
£1 was donated from each Gromit sale, and the shop ran lucky dips, a raffle and held ticketed shopping evenings. They also sold Amazing Grace Gromit key rings at £3.50 each with all funds donated direct to the Charity. By the end of the month the shop had raised a Grand total of £461.
Owner of Swagger Alice Crowley said, “We have loved every minute of hosting a Gromit in the town and experienced an increase in the footfall coming into Swagger. We met many customers who have never been to Chipping Sodbury before. All the retailers can do now is to hope the town made a good impression so they will all return again.”
Photo courtesy of Rich McD Photography