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Westbourne’s traders raise thousands for charity

Posted on: 23/12/2021

Generous traders and shoppers in Westbourne raised more than £3,500 for Macmillan Caring Locally – by holding a raffle.

Sandra Redknapp, who, along with football manager hubby Harry is a strong supporter of the charity, drew out the winning tickets.

Organised by Bournemouth Coastal BID, Westbourne Business Association and Westbourne Rotary Club, the raffle saw prizes donated by local traders.

First prize was £750 of vouchers for Westbourne restaurants and eateries, second prize was vouchers for local fashion shops and third prize was vouchers for local gift shops.

Macmillan Caring Locally funds Christchurch Hospital’s specialist palliative care unit and hospice, and also works across the community.

Sandra said: “This is an amazing amount of money raised for an amazing charity that does so much wonderful work locally.”

Fiona McArthur, manager of Bournemouth Coastal BID, said: “Despite the really hard trading conditions, businesses in Westbourne have still been able to support charities.

“The traders donated dozens of vouchers as prizes and shoppers really got behind the raffle by buying tickets.

“Westbourne has a wonderful variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, galleries and cafes and there is a real community feel.

“Covid has been a real struggle across the conurbation – especially as it is so reliant on hospitality – and we are all hoping that 2022 is not as difficult.

“But the business community in Westbourne has shown what is possible when people pull together and support each other.

“All the shops look amazing and have attracted lots of visitors over the Christmas period.

“To raise this amount of money in the present situation is a testament to the generosity of those of live, work and shop in Westbourne.”                        


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