Win a free wedding reception at Carriages Café

If you’re planning to tie the knot next year but, for financial or other reasons, are unable to hold a reception after the wedding ceremony, Carriages Café  in Newark wants to hear from you.

The team at Carriages is offering one local couple the opportunity to celebrate with a free reception in its Pullman Suite, part of the newly renovated Victorian building alongside Platform 1 of Newark Castle Station.

The wedding party will have exclusive use of the Pullman Suite between 11am and 4.30pm on the date of the marriage, with Buck’s Fizz on arrival, a buffet for up to 30 guests, a Prosecco toast and a traditional single-tiered wedding cake. In addition, flowers for the top table, unlimited tea and coffee, background music and the services of a toastmaster will all be included in this incredible offer.

“We’re looking for a couple getting married in 2019 who deserve to share their special day with family and friends but whose personal circumstances mean this is something they would otherwise have to forego,” said Wendy Baird. “So we’re inviting people to get in touch and let us know just why a reception at Carriages would  be the icing on the cake for them.

“We’d also like to hear from people wanting to nominate someone who deserves a chance to win. If you know a local couple like this, who serve the community, volunteer for a charity or are carers perhaps, please get in touch and tell us about them.

“Being involved with and giving back to the community is something very close to our hearts at Carriages and we  hope this is another small way in which we can continue to do this. We know this is something we have in common with many other local businesses too so if any of them would like to support us by offering to donate the flowers, cake or other wedding favours we’d love to hear from them.”

Nominations for the free wedding reception can be made by sending an email to abigail@carriagesnewark.co.uk or via  the Carriages Facebook page. The closing date for nominations is Friday 30 November; an independent panel of judges will meet in the first week of December to draw up a shortlist and a public vote for the three finalists will be open on Facebook from Monday 10 December.

“We will be announcing the result of the public vote on Monday 24 December,” added Wendy. “What better Christmas present could there be for one lucky couple than to find out they will be able to celebrate their wedding with us next year?”

Time for a Christmas treat!

The Girls Around Town are celebrating Christmas by giving away some goodies on the show this weekend!

Answer the simple question below and you could be in with a chance of winning a pair of beautiful brooches from Tina’s BeLoved range – one for you and one for a friend, perhaps? – or some luscious treats from Sunita Passi’s Neem range.

You need to get your entry in before 11am on Sunday 18 December by leaving a comment on this blog post. Don’t forget to add your name and, if you include your telephone number and you’re a winner, we’ll even call you live from the show between 11.20am and 11.45am to give you the good news!

All entries will be hidden, by the way, so your number won’t be visible on the site and will only be seen by the Girls Around Town.

Here’s the question

What’s the name of the regular feature on the show in which June, Tina and Sue share the recipe for a sweet treat? Is it

  • The Cookie Corner
  • The Chocolate Moment
  • The Pudding Club

Need a hint? Check out the drop-down Category list to the right of this page…

PS – If you haven’t done so already, why not give the girls a Christmas treat too by liking the GAT Facebook page?

An Easter treat

neem_leavesWant to be the lucky listener who’s going to win an indulgent treat from Sunita Passi‘s brand new diffusion range of Neem bath and bodycare products this weekend?

There’s still time to enter the Girls Around Town Easter give-away but you need to act fast – the deadline is the end of the show at 12 noon tomorrow.

To be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do…

  • Follow this link to the Girls Around Town Facebook page
  • Like the page (if you haven’t already done so!)
  • Like and Share the Easter Treat post that’s pinned to the top of the page (feel free to add your comment too, if you wish!)

All entries will go into the draw after the show and the winner will be notified later in the day.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon tomorrow to find out more about this Indian ‘wonder leaf’– in the meantime, get ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’