Posters will soon start appearing in premises in Headingley as businesses declare their intention to decorate their windows in an attempt to improve the attractions of Headingley as a place to shop, dine and visit, in the run-up to Christmas. Headingley Rotary Club, whose members have distributed letters to all premises in the area, hope a significant sum can be raised for a local charity, the Sue Ryder Wheatfields hospice.
The initial response has been heartening:
“It is super important we light Headingley up and bring families to Headingley to see the shop windows. It will bring such spirit to the local community as well as raising money for charity” says Chloe Rhodes, Branch Manager, Haus Properties. She goes on to tell us of their own initiative started last year, postcards for children to write to Santa at the North Pole which are posted in their post box. Each child then receives a personalised letter from Santa!
“We would be delighted to enter the competition” reports Anthony Taylor, Branch Manager of William H. Brown.
A glass trophy will be awarded for the best window display – judged on three separate criteria: “the spirit of Christmas”, visibility and innovation. It will be presented by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Eileen Taylor on Tuesday 3rd December at the Headingley Hub on North Street.