Jennyruth workers help launch Ripon Easter windows competition
Last updated Mar 23, 2023
Launch of Ripon BID Easter windows competition
Today's launch event

Ripon Business Improvement District launched its Easter windows competition today as it seeks to attract more visitors to the city centre over the upcoming holiday period.

BID manager Lilla Bathurst told the Stray Ferret:

“Our aim is to encourage visitor movement around BID businesses and we have been working in partnership with the wonderful team at Jennyruth Workshops, who have created 40 decorated Easter eggs for businesses to display and build their themed windows around.”

Jennyruth Workshops is a social enterprise in Ripon where adults who have learning disabilities are trained in a wide variety of skills.

Ms Bathurst added:

“We already have 35 businesses involved and the five eggs that we have remaining are available to any BID member wishing to participate.

“Any trader who would like to be part of this year’s competition can email [email protected]

Yorkshire Building Society has already received its decorative egg produced by Jennyruth and branch manager Rosanna Ferrazzano, said:

“It is beautifully made and stylishly decorated and will take pride of place in the window display that we create.”

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Ms Bathurst said:

“The public will be asked to vote for their favourite participating Easter window via the Ripon BID website and will also be entered into a prize draw to win a selection of spring-themed goodies, including a family day out at Newby Hall and Gardens.

“We thank the very generous businesses who have donated prizes for the public’s prize draw.”

In addition to the competition, the Easter bunny will hopping around the city centre on Thursday 6th and Saturday 8th of April to encourage families to view as many Easter windows as possible.

The image shows Jennyruth workers, (from left): Ryan, Tom, Jessica and Jamie with Rosanna Ferrazzano and Jonathan Severs community champion at Yorkshire Building Society Ripon branch