The Northwich Guardian has teamed up with a host of businesses in the town for our biggest competition of 2020.

With the help of a variety of popular shops, bars, eateries and other businesses across Northwich, the Guardian will be giving away two bumper hampers worth a total of more than £300 to a couple of lucky readers.

The first hamper, to be given away in the September 3 edition of the Guardian, includes:

  • Meal for two and bottle of wine at the new 20 London Road food market
  • £30 voucher to spend at Apparel
  • £15 voucher to spend at BEAR coffee shop and cocktail bar
  • £10 voucher to spend at George Abbotts butchers
  • Free cut and finish at Crate barber shop
  • Four tickets for the Salty Dog’s monthly comedy night
  • Nike football from Sports Direct

The second hamper, to be given away in the September 10 edition of the Guardian, includes:

  • Afternoon tea for two at Kanya Bistro
  • Lunch for two at Charlie’s
  • £30 voucher to spend at Loule Boutique
  • Two tickets to watch any film at Northwich Odeon
  • Manicure at Cheshire Beauty Barn
  • Wash and blow dry at Karma Rooms hairdressing
  • Coffee and cake for two at Abda’s
  • Meal for a family of four at Sticky Paws in the Flavour Forest
  • Box of cupcakes from Pretty Princess Cakes

Competition entry is via newspaper only. Full details are in the September 3 edition of the Northwich Guardian.

The competition is part of the Northwich Guardian’s Back Local Business campaign, launched during lockdown to encourage readers to shop locally and support town traders who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

It is also a chance for the Guardian to celebrate our 160th anniversary year by rewarding our readers.

The Northwich Guardian will celebrate 160 years as part of the community in November, and ahead of more celebrations later this year, this a chance for us to thank our loyal readers.

Josh Pennington, Northwich Guardian’s deputy editor, said: “We have made every effort to support businesses as much as possible throughout the lockdown with our campaign coverage in the newspaper and on our website, but as lockdown restrictions have started to ease it’s important we now do our bit to help encourage people to return to our town centre businesses too.

“It’s also a great chance for us to kick off our celebrations for our 160th anniversary of the Northwich Guardian.

"We are incredibly grateful for the continued support we have received from our loyal readers over the years and the pandemic this year has made us more thankful than ever.

"To be able to team up with businesses in the town to give an unexpected boost to readers is a perfect way to start our celebrations for our huge anniversary year.”