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York Lifestyle Exhibition 2013 boosts local independent businesses and helps charities
Twelve local independent business came together to launch the York Lifestyle Exhibition. Attracting over 1000 visitors the exhibition was a resounding success for visitors and exhibitors and the prize draw raised over £600 for local charities.
The lifestyle show was held over two days at Deans Garden Centre near York and featured, garden design, interior design, occasional chairs, tiling, fireplaces, flooring, windows, fitted bedrooms, luxury travel and outdoor leisure.
Visitors to the show at Stockton-on-
The show was opened by the Leader of York City Council, Councillor James Alexander and the Charity Prize Draw was made by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York, Keith Hyman.
York House, part of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, is the local York charity that was chosen by the exhibitors as their featured charity and the prize draw raised £606 for charity.
Bronia Suszczenia, Creative Director at Fabric Gallery & Interiors said, “The Lifestyle Exhibition was a unique opportunity to spend time with people looking for new ideas for their homes. Visitors were able to make good use of their time meeting a broad range experts all under one roof.”
“It was also particularly pleasing that we could help a local charity that could benefit from the publicity associated with the Exhibition”
Several exhibitors put on special demonstrations, including Dean’s Garden Centre whose staff gave tips on creating an “eco-friendly garden”, Fabric Gallery & Interiors, of Dunnington, gave visitors hints on co-ordinating colours and room design, while a team from Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, outlined its array of watersports activities.
Three lucky visitors to the show won prize vouchers worth £1000, £300 and £200 which they could use with any of the exhibitors to enhance their garden or home.
The twelve exhibitors were: York-based Quick Slide Windows, Herbert Todd & Son, and Jaipur Spice, Heworth businesses Style Flooring and Quartz Travel, Moonlight Bedrooms and Allerthorpe Lakeland Park of Pocklington, Huntington-based Astek Landscapes, Direct Tile Importers of Clifton Moor, Focus Fireplaces and Deans Garden Centre of Stockton-on-
The supported Charities were York House, part of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust, and York Against Cancer.