THE team at a plant nursery in Formby are launching a special Christmas Drive Thru event on Saturday, December 12.
The contactless, Covid safe event will take place at Happy Plants on Southport Old Road, by appointment only. The firm provides wholesale plants to garden centres. Customers will be able to buy goods from firms including: Ainsdale Fine Chocolate; children’s books from Jude Lennon; Crosby Coffee; Wild ‘n’ Bee chutneys and jams; No Lies Skincare; J&A Japonicas; Bee Original Woodshop; and Happy Plants.
Happy Plants’ director Nat Porter said: “With the Covid-19 situation still ongoing, we are excited to let you know that we have expanded our Christmas drive-thru event to include products from a carefully curated selection of local businesses
“Not only does this mean you can buy wonderful, locally made gifts for your family and friends safely, without even leaving your car, but you can also do so whilst supporting small local businesses!
“We hope this event will help mitigate the damage a Covid-Christmas might cause to these local businesses through cancelled Christmas fairs etc.
“We have set up the event as a not-for-profit, meaning that each vendor receives the absolute maximum amount of money from the retail price, with only a very small adjustment made to cover our site costs, taxes and staffing on the day.
“On this basis, please note that our usual discount codes, including member discount, will not be valid against any third party items.
“You can still shop our Happy Plants products with the discounts but it really is important that we use this event to help our collaborators recover as much money as possible.
“We hope you will love this event as much as we have loved putting it together!
“As usual, we are available for questions or discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will also be collecting for Southport Foodbank.
“Any Drive-Thru customer who brings along one or more items for the foodbank will receive a free Happy Plants primrose by way of thanks.”
If you are not comfortable ordering online, you can call the Happy Plants office on 01704 828732 between 9am and 3pm Monday-Friday. One of the team will be able to take your order over the phone (for this event only).