HOOLE shopkeepers have hailed the recent Hoolephant Treasure Trail a success with many reporting new customers visiting their businesses.
The Hoolephant Treasure Trail was organised by Hoole C of E Primary School PTA in conjunction with Hoole businesses and the Hoole Christmas lights committee. The trail saw 50 paper elephants, decorated by children at the school, placed in Hoole businesses. The school’s pupils and their families then had the task of finding the elephants around Hoole.
The trail was the inspiration of parent Anna Marie Murray who said: “After all the support that Hoole businesses have given the school in recent years, the PTA was keen to return the favour by encouraging local shopping and supporting the Christmas lights display.”
Kate Hudson from Snapdragon florists said: “It brought in lots of people who wouldn’t normally come into the shop. Many said they didn’t know what we sold until now.” The owner of Mr Fruity greengrocers added: “Any initiative that involves the whole community is good. It is important that children are aware that they are part of a community.”
New headteacher, Cheryl Walton, said: “ I am delighted by the commitment to continue to strengthen the community and school links through the fun of the Hoolephant Treasure Trail.”