The Mornington Chamber of Commerce have launched a campaign connecting local businesses with community members in need.

The Pay It Forward scheme focuses on Main Street, Mornington, aiming to encourage residents and traders to support neighbouring hospitality businesses while also giving to those in need.

The idea was conceived through the Mornington Chamber of Commerce’s concerns about the impact COVID-19 lockdowns are having on small businesses and the community, with many businesses and residents “struggling and only just staying afloat”.

The Chamber and Mornington Community Information and Support Centre explain the scheme as an opportunity for customers to buy a voucher from a participating venue with the assurance it will get to a resident in need.

Depending on the venue, the vouchers may be exchanged for meals or redeemed at the business where they were purchased.

Mornington Chamber of Commerce’s marketing and promotions co-ordinator Alexandra Levy confirmed,

“Know your support is going a long way and touching people in these very uncertain times, it also gives people an opportunity to sample delicious food from venues they otherwise would not be able to visit.”

“We have so many awesome hospitality businesses on Main Street and surrounds. We are conscious that locals are doing their best to support others and we thank everyone for this.”

The Pay It Forward Mornington four-week campaign runs from Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 14 September 2021.

For more details, contact the chamber

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