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Christmas comes early for 10-year-old Conor with huge Holly Jolly hamper

20 December 2018

Christmas has come early for a 10-year-old boy from West Bridgford after his name was pulled out of a Santa hat to be named the winner of the Holly Jolly High Street retail trail and receive a huge hamper full of festive treats.

Delighted Conor Bainbridge met with traders on Melton Road in the town this week to collect the prize, accompanied by Mum Jane.

It includes a whole host of family-friendly gifts, chocolates, festive produce, swimming passes, gift vouchers and family pantomime tickets.

Conor said: “I’m so overwhelmed, I didn’t think I’d actually win with so many people taking part.

“This hamper is an amazing early Christmas present to share with everyone in my family.”

He was chosen at random from the successfully completed maps that were submitted during the two week trail.

Participants were required to visit 14 local retailers along Melton Road, seeking ‘lost presents’ in order to be eligible to win the hamper.

Cllr Andy Edyvean, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business said: “The Holly Jolly High Street has been a wonderful success, bringing festive cheer to both traders and residents.

“Lots of new shoppers have now been introduced to the variety of goods and services available from the friendly traders on Melton Road, I am sure they will keep visiting for a long time to come.”

Many who took part in the trail also made a voluntary donation to the Mayor of Rushcliffe’s chosen charity, Nottingham Hospice.

Launched on 1 December, the trail was welcomed by a range of seasonal events, including an appearance by Santa and his sleigh, a musical performance by Rushcliffe School Choir and Melton Road’s Christmas Lights Switch On.

Participating retailers during the trail included:

  • The Dental Suite
  • Brumpton Butchers
  • Slades Florist
  • The Nottingham Window Company
  • Belvoir
  • Daisy Daisy
  • Hopology
  • W.Lymn
  • Taste
  • Living HQ
  • Pastability
  • Elizabeth McKenna Flowers
  • The Tall Frog Deli
  • Isobel and Henry