Local businesses help make mums' day

By Ilona Hanne

All mothers deserve to be pampered on Mother's Day; all of us at the Stratford Press appreciate and love our mothers dearly and welcome the opportunity to show them our thanks.

Now, thanks to the amazing generosity of our local businesses, children in Stratford have the chance to give their mum one of a number of absolutely fabulous gifts. Entry details are below, but first, we will list the prizes that we have on offer (in alphabetical order by business):

5 Star liquor: Three bottles of wine.

Absolute Body & Soul: One hour massage.

Abstract Signs: Heart wall art.

Angelic Nail Design: Manicure or pedicure.

Boyz 2 Men: $25 hair voucher.

Colonel Malones: $30 voucher.

Cottage Lane: Souffle dish.

Crossroads Bar & Grill: $30 meal voucher.

Dimocks Stratford: Laptop backpack.

Eltham 4 Square: Two boxes of chocolate.

Eve's Garden Gallery: Classic art series handbag.

Evolution: Hair cut and treatment voucher.

Findlays Floriste: Bouquet of fresh flowers.

Home & Gift Plus: Two LED butterfly lights.

Impressions In Ink: $50 voucher.

In Stitches: Kitchen pack.

Kings Theatre: Two movie passes.

Mackays Pharmacy: Kylie Minogue eau de toilette and body lotion set.

Masters Mitre 10: Wooden cheese board set.

Midhirst Tavern: $40 meal voucher.

Moss Rocard & Smith Chemists: Facial and makeover.

New World Stratford: Pamper pack.

Off The Cuff: Billabong wallet.

Pacific International Hotel Management: Two high tea tickets.

Pereras Paper Power: Beautiful pottery vase.

Rhubarb Cafe: Voucher for coffee and cake for two.

Selectrix: Hair straighteners and VS limited edition Swarovski hair dryer and compact.

Sgt Peppers: $30 voucher.

Standard Timber ITM: Pink garden gloves and garden fork.

Stratford Mountain House: Coffee and cake for two voucher.

Stratford Paper Plus: Magazine pack.

Subway Stratford: $50 sub card.

Suede: Scalp massage and treatment $50.

Touch of Romance Limousines: One hour limo ride.

Willo: $50 voucher.

Whether your mum is the gardening type, the tattoo type, a mum who loves fresh flowers, or one who enjoys a bottle of wine, there is something for her in this list. You can take Mum out for a meal, a coffee, even a limo ride!

Please remember this competition is here purely because of our wonderful local retailers who have astounded us with their generosity. You can say thank you to them by remembering to shop local and make them your preferred suppliers.

We love shopping locally, and the range of prizes listed here just shows that you don't have to go out of town to find amazing gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays or any other special occasion.

To enter this amazing competition follow the instructions below:

1. Be under 18

2. Write us a letter (or draw a picture) explaining to us why your mum (or granny, or any other important female in your life) is the greatest and post or hand deliver it to us at the Stratford Press by 9am on Tuesday, May 7. Make sure you include your name, age, your mum's name (but not her age!) and your phone number.

Now for the small print: We are going to enter all the names of the nominated mums into a random generator, which will pick the winners for us and allocate the prizes.

These decisions are final, and prizes can't be exchanged.

We will call all the winners on Tuesday and reserve the right to publish the winning entries. We will also take and publish photographs where possible of the winners with their prizes. Employees of the Stratford Press and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

- Stratford Press

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