SUMMER has finally arrived, and, as spirits soar, the Herald and Gazette is launching a new campaign to try to reflect a new mood of optimism – and boost the area.
As the UK economy shows the first signs of recovery, our Summer of Love campaign is encouraging readers to help the Sussex economy by spending their money locally, visiting local tourist attractions and eating out at local pubs, bars and restaurants, and raising cash for good causes.
More than that, we plan to shine a spotlight on every ray of sunshine in our local communities. Our Summer of Love campaign will be highlighting the importance of shopping locally – but also raising funds locally, helping the community locally, and supporting one another in our local areas. It will be bursting with sizzling summer ideas of great local ways to spend your time – and your money!
And it will dovetail into the enormous work this newspaper already undertakes to bang the drum for business and the area we serve. So, how can you be involved?
If you run a local shop or visitor attraction and want to advertise to our unique local audience, not only through our newspaper but our many digital platforms, too, we will be delighted to hear from you. Call 01903 282380 or email advertising enquiries@worthing herald.co.uk
We want our readers to support the diverse range of independent shops which can be found right across the county – and we will be launching some special campaigns to underpin this. We want to help local businesses stay on their feet and are hoping to do so by helping them to find new customers. And if you are organising a charitable or community event, tell us about it. Our reporters will, as ever, be delighted to receive your news. You can contact the Worthing Herald reporters by calling 01903 282366, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To get in touch with the Shoreham Herald team, call 01903 282390 or send an email to email@example.com
And for the Littlehampton Gazette, call 01903 714135, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Channon, the Herald and Gazette’s editor in chief, urged our paper and online readers to support the Summer of Love campaign and support their local community.
“Our newspapers and websites are at the heart of the communities they serve,” he said.
“With that comes a huge responsibility to support the Worthing, Shoreham, Littlehampton, Lancing and Steyning areas – especially as they emerge from such difficult financial times and such a long, bleak winter.
“Our papers offer a fresh, quality platform for advertisers to promote their businesses and the community to share its success stories – and our websites are reaching more people than ever before.
“If West Sussex thrives everybody else thrives too. Jobs are created and, as a result, people have more money to spend.
“The Summer of Love campaign is about harnessing the feel-good factor of summer and helping West Sussex’s economy get back on its feet.”