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Shoppers could win a festive hamper by taking a #sleighselfie in Lichfield city centre

Shoppers in Lichfield are being given the chance to win a Christmas hamper by taking a ‘sleigh selfie’.

Santa’s transport has taken a temporary pit stop in the city centre.

Now visitors to the Three Spires Shopping Centre are being invited to hop aboard and take a photo of themselves. The best shot will win a festive hamper.

A family aboard the sleigh at the Three Spires Shopping Centre

A family aboard the sleigh at the Three Spires Shopping Centre

“We’re inviting everyone to enjoy the sleigh and pose for a selfie, giving the perfect opportunity to grab a fabulous family photo or seasonal snapshot,” said centre manager Lisa Prokopiou. “We thought it would be great to share all of the pictures on our social media platforms too, so we have introduced an online competition, #SleighSelfie.”

Photographs can be uploaded to the centre’s Facebook or Twitter pages, before a vote to decide the winner.

Lisa added: “Voting is open between now and December 23, and the person whose picture receives the most likes will win our fantastic festive hamper, worth £250.”

Entry is free, but shoppers are also being invited to make a £1 donation to St Giles Hospice.

“Members of the charity will be in the centre collecting donations between now and Christmas, and we’ve also set up a Justgiving page too for anyone who wishes to make donation after using the sleigh,” Lisa said.

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