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In the festive spirit of giving, Dobbies’ Lynn store has launched a new campaign to share some joy in the run up to Christmas.

Not Your Average Community will see three local groups from across the UK win £1,000 to spend on trees, lights and decorations to brighten up their local area for Christmas.

It is also planning a festive shopping evening on Thursday, November 25 with discounts, demos, competitions and samplings. The shop will stay open late, from 5pm to 9pm, and shoppers will be asked to donate £1 towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Dobbies gets in festive spirit
Dobbies gets in festive spirit

The Community campaign follows on from the successful Not Your Average People and Not Your Average Gardener campaigns, which saw Dobbies recognise outstanding and talented individuals making a difference in their local areas.

Now Dobbies is looking to celebrate special community groups, charities, clubs or neighbourhoods in Lynn who deserve some festive treats.

A member of the Dobbies’ team will help each winning group select their Christmas items, providing expert advice on the best trees, lighting and decorations to make the most impact. As part of this visit, the winning groups will be invited to enjoy afternoon tea in their local Dobbies’ restaurant.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “With Christmas just around the corner, we’re looking to spread some festive joy in Lynn with our next community initiative. We are looking forward to hearing from community groups from across Lynn who want to brighten up their local area for their friends, team members or neighbours. Whether they need outdoor lighting, Christmas trees or festive finishing touches, our teams will be on hand to help them make the most of their prize.”

Not Your Average Community is open to community groups, clubs, charities and neighbourhoods in Lynn, where they will be invited to complete a simple application form online telling Dobbies about their community group, why they are important to their local area and what trees, lights and decorations they would need to make a difference to their space.

Entries will close for all applicants at 5pm on Monday, November 22, and winners will be selected and contacted by the end of November. Prizes will be collected at the start of December.

For more details on Not Your Average Community and how to get involved, visit https://www.dobbies.com/not-your-average-community

Announcing the special shopping evening, Sarah Murray, partnership and events manager said: “Christmas is a time of year we all look forward to at Dobbies’ Kings Lynn store, and we can’t wait to welcome people for a full festive experience with our late opening evening. There will be a free welcome drink and a range of Christmas gifts, decorations and products to choose from.

“Most importantly, we are raising funds for our national charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust who do incredible work with young people across the country. It’s going to be the perfect way to get the festive season started.”

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