The Emporium Somerset in Mantle Street, Wellington, is lighting up for Christmas next week when Taunton MP Rebecca Pow will join a local community hero – nominated by the public – to switch on the shop’s illuminations. Nominations have already been made via email, the winner will be picked at random and there’s an open invitation to everyone to be at the Emporium from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday 3 November. The lights will be switched on at 6.15p.m
Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton Deane, said: “I am a big fan of The Emporium Somerset. I believe it’s just the kind of business we need in the local area so I was thrilled to be asked to officially switch on its Christmas lights. I hope lots of people come along for the festivities and to raise money for charity.”
The Emporium Somerset and traders’ units will be decked festively for the evening and there will be mulled wine or cider and mince pies in return for a donation to S.U.R.E, the shop’s chosen charity of the year. The Hope Choir will also be singing from 7pm and collecting for the charity.
Cato Cooper, Co-owner of The Emporium Somerset, which includes nearly 50 shops and thousands of homeware and gift items, said: “The chosen VIP has been invited along to the event to assist Rebecca with the official switching on and we’ll present them with a gorgeous flower wreath kindly donated by our trader The Flower Tree.”
For further details, please call The Emporium Somerset on 01823 660076, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk.
And there’s further news from The Emporium: shoppers from Wellington can now buy from its new online store. The new website at http://www.theemporiumsomerset.co.uk has a Click and Collect option available in the Somerset area allowing people to purchase online and collect their items in-store.
Cato Cooper said: “We’ve been working away behind the scenes to launch our brand new website which includes an online shop where people can look through all our traders goods, purchase them at any time day or night and pick them up from our place at a time convenient to them. With so many different products from our traders there is something to suit everyone including gifts, products for the home, toys, art and much more.”
A mail order option is also available by calling 01823 660076. Postage and packaging will be quoted separately.