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RTW Together has Christmas wrapped up with free door bows

The RTW Together Business Improvement District has added a festive fabric touch to Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre, by dressing business front doors with a free gold bow, ready for the seasonal trading period.

A selection of participating businesses were also visited by special guests Tink and the Tinsel People, as part of RTW Together’s Royal Tunbridge Spells campaign, to bring the magic back this Christmas.

BID Director Sarah-Jane Adams noted how well the bows were received, saying “Installing over 70 bows this year has been a great success, as on mass they make a noticeable impact on our town centre streets. We’re thrilled with the response to the free décor, and are pleased that the project can also do additional good through the element of collecting charitable donations.”

Whilst the bows have been offered for free, a suggested donation of £5 could be made by businesses that wished to contribute, with funds going towards the Once Upon a Wish Goodwill Ball. OUAW, based in Central Market, Ely Court, and themselves a BID member, are raising money for a princess party for grieving and poorly children.

Of the partnership with RTW Together, founder Jess Nelson says “We’re so delighted that after a considerable donation from Royal Tunbridge Wells Together, the Once Upon a Wish Events Goodwill Christmas Ball can go ahead. Similar to RTWT, our goal was to unite local businesses, and in doing so deliver an extra sprinkle to magic to some rather special children this year. The inaugural Goodwill Ball will have a session for children with Neuro-Diverse conditions, and one session for children living with or affected by a life-limiting illness or significant bereavement. My most heartfelt thanks goes out to RTW Together for their support and I cannot wait to share some seasonal smiles with children who need it most.”

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