Support Thame’s town centre shops this Christmas

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An appeal to support the town’s local shops this Christmas with the help of Thame’s loyalty card scheme.

Dear Editor,

With our thoughts beginning to turn to Christmas shopping, may I urge your readers to support Thame’s smaller, independent retailers this year by ‘Trying Thame First’ and purchasing as many of their gifts as possible from our great little shops?

More and more small, town centre shops are facing competition from large shopping centres in the bigger towns close by, full mostly of the multiple chains, which though they have their place for clothes shopping etc, cannot offer that something different, great personal service and staff that really know their products and can suggest presents for the dad who has everything or a special someone.

21st Century Thame’s Loyalty Card scheme with 40 local shops and services now offering some great deals for members, has really taken off, and is a great way for more local people to support and help sustain our vibrant town centre. Many of these shops rely in a good Christmas for their survival throughout the rest of year so please, ‘Use it lose it’ is the Christmas message for 2011.

To get your Thame Loyalty Card, either go into any of the participating shops (they should be displaying a sign on the door) or visit the website Thame Loyalty Card to sign up.

Thank You

Sonja Francis

Thame loyalty card administrator