MAKING A DIFFERENCE: L-R assistant manager Matt Bawden, Clinto Simunsen, Darlene Wojcicki and Matt Greentree from Drake's Supermarket at Winston Glades.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: L-R assistant manager Matt Bawden, Clinto Simunsen, Darlene Wojcicki and Matt Greentree from Drake's Supermarket at Winston Glades. Darren Hallesy

Drakes' City Pride every day

ONE local supermarket is getting right behind the City Pride campaign, and always believed in giving back to the community.

With the City Pride campaign, every visit to Drakes Supermarket in Winston Glades will give you the chance to share in $10,000 in shopping vouchers to spend at local retailers.

Imagine booking that holiday you've always wanted, or getting you groceries for the next three months for nothing?

With City Pride, it could happen to you.

Employing 90 local staff, Drakes is proud to say that almost all of their staff are locals, as assistant manager Matt Bawden told The Queensland Times.

"The store has been here for several years.

I reckon 99% of them are locals," Mr Bawden said.

"We hire locals and we also have a community program when people who shop here can use the Community Chest program to give to local sporting groups, churches, clubs.

"Shopping local is important to me personally.

"I've got family here, including children. We have everything here that people need and we pride ourselves on the fact that if we don't have it, we'll go out of our way to get it for them.

"That's what separates us from the others, our customer service," he said.

You, too, can show support for Ipswich and grab yourself a share of $10,000 in gift wallets to spend at more than 300 participating businesses.

There are still two prizes to be won, with vouchers of $2500 and $5000 to be given away.

Have you got your entries in? You can drop off your entry forms in the barrels at Riverlink, Brassall Shopping Centre, or drop them in to the Queensland Times in West Ipswich.

Get your entry form every time you shop at Drakes, or at any of the other participating businesses.

Every shopping trip you make in Ipswich means you are supporting local business and if you win, you can spend that money at any participating City Pride businesses, so the choice is yours.

Check The Queensland Times Facebook page for the next poll and place your vote to show support for your favourite local businesses.

CLICK HERE for a full list of participating business: https://www.qt.com.au/city-pride-17/

City Pride - it's all about supporting our local family owned businesses and getting behind Ipswich.



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