A SCHEME which encourages shoppers to support independent businesses in Keighley town centre is proving a hit.

As part of the Independents Campaign, people get cards stamped when they visit participating retailers.

It culminates with a draw, carrying a top prize of £1,000 in shopping vouchers and five voucher awards of £100.

Paul Howard (pictured) – manager of Keighley Business Improvement District, which is behind the initiative – said completed cards were already being returned and supplies topped-up almost daily.

“This campaign really helps to show off the great selection of independent businesses we have in the town centre and how unique they all are,” he added.

“The fact that we can reward people with incentives at this time of year, when they are looking for Christmas gifts and treats, really helps to get businesses and shoppers involved.

“The top prize of £1,000 will certainly give one local family a very Merry Christmas!”

The campaign runs until Thursday, December 20, and the draw will take place the following day.

For more details and to view a list of participating businesses, visit discoverkeighley.co.uk or search Discover Keighley on social media.