Dundee Retailers Rally Round for City’s Largest Festive Market

Wellgate retailers are rallying round to transform someone’s Christmas!

Later this month, the largest festive market and business start-up exhibition will take place in Dundee. Hosted by Women’s Business Station in association with Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee, the ambitious event will take place in Wellgate Shopping Centre from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.

The event, which is free to attend, will showcase the talent of around 100 local businesses, with everything from wine, gin and sweet treats, to toys, jewellery, furniture, fashion and complementary therapies on sale, as well as gift vouchers for sports massages, beauty treatments, business services and more.

With Women’s Business Station keen to give back to the community, a charity raffle will also be held, with the chance to win a festive hamper jam-packed with a range of goodies worth a staggering £1,000.  Shops donating to the hamper include T J Hughes and The Entertainer, as well as Poundland, Superdrug, Home Bargains, Savers, Virgin Media and Funky Little Monkeys.

L-R – Kerry Sands (T J Hughes), Lisa Mitchell (The Entertainer) and Angie De Vos, CEO, Women’s Business Station – credit D C Thomson (Kris Miller)

From toys and toiletries to homeware, clothing, electrical items and even festive decorations, all proceeds will go to local kids’ charity, Help for Kids which, every year provides support to over 2,000 disadvantaged children throughout Dundee and Perth. With Wave FM broadcasting live from the event, the lucky winner will be announced at 3pm on Sunday 1 December.

Angie De Vos (Foreman), Programme Director said, “We are extremely grateful and humbled by the generosity of the retailers within Wellgate who are showing such enthusiasm and support for our forthcoming festive market. We would urge the local community to get involved, come along and support these businesses who are not only injecting significant sums into the local economy but who have created some first-class gifts for your friends and families!”

A spokesman for Wellgate added, “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming this fantastic event into the Wellgate Shopping Centre. In this difficult time for the retail market, it is great to work with and support events such as this which enhance and diversify the experience for our customers and other occupiers. We look forward to future collaborations between Wellgate and Women’s Business Station.”

For more information, and to book your free ticket, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festive-market-and-business-start-up-exhibition-tickets-73853573025

The event is sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland and also supported by MTC, Wallace Vets and DP&L Group.

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