Shoppers visiting Burton’s Coopers Square this weekend are in with the chance of winning a whole host of prizes as the team at WHSmith celebrate the 225th birthday of the retailer.
Alongside the fantastic free fun that will be going on across Saturday and Sunday, as part of the centre’s Wimbledon Weekend, a raffle will be taking place in-store with some enviable prizes up for grabs.
Shoppers are in with the chance of winning a hamper from international brewers, Molson Coors, bottled beers from Marstons, lunch for 2 at the Winery, a goody bag from Boots, DVDs, stationery and one lucky football fan can win a tour around the official England training camp – where the recent England Under 20 World Cup Winning team spent time training prior to their historic win.
WHSmith Store Manager, David Morgan, said the whole team were gearing up for what is set to be a very busy weekend in-store. “To celebrate the 225th birthday of WHSmith, every shop across the country is getting involved to raise as much money for three chosen charities, Cancer Research, MIND and the National Literacy Trust,” said David.
“Every store is taking part in ‘virtual relay’ where we take a picture of something great about the local community and then pass it on to the next shop. For our leg of the relay, we we’re aiming to raise £1,500 for three fantastic causes.
“To hit our target, we’re giving away prizes that are local to Burton-on-Trent and that celebrates what is great about the area. We’ve got a brilliant range of prizes that I’m sure will go down a treat with shoppers.”
Coopers Square Centre Manager, David Chadfield, praised the charitable nature of the WHSmith team ahead of the weekend. “It’s great when our stores support charities such as these,” said David. “We’ve got so much going on during Saturday and Sunday with our Wimbledon Weekend and this really adds to the excitement. I’m looking forward to seeing how much is raised by the store and from everyone at the centre I’d like to wish them ‘good luck’ with their fundraising.”
To be in with the chance of winning any one of the prizes from WHSmith, shoppers should head to the store anytime from Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 July. Tickets are £1 each or three for £2. The draw will take place at the end of day on Saturday 22 July and the winners will be contacted shortly afterwards. Entrants must be over 18.