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Geddon and Shop Local

This year has been incredibly hard for local retail and hospitality businesses. We’re asking you to join our amazing cast of characters and make a pledge to shop locally for your Christmas gifts this year. With so many businesses offering local deliveries, click and collect and alternative ways to shop it’s easy to shop local and means you’re helping to make a positive difference to Plymouth.

Whether it’s continuing to buy your fresh produce from local butchers, green grocers and fruit and veg shops or committing to buying gifts for friends and family from Plymouth businesses, we’re asking you to make a pledge and to share with us on social media how you’re supporting local this Christmas.

Many, small, independent businesses depend on the Christmas shopping season so please support them where you can to save businesses and protect jobs. But remember the big chains and leisure businesses employ thousands of local people too, so any money spent in Plymouth still helps the local economy.

Simply post your pledge, tell us how you’re planning to buy locally and share it with us on social media, tagging @Shop4Plymouth and @ourplymouth on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Use #Shop4Plymouth #OurPlymouth and #PlymouthPositivity too.

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