Everybody is impacted by the global pandemic in some way – but some are impacted more than others.

Our local traders have had a tough battle over the last 18 months, so let’s make an extra effort to show them our support. Everything helps, like an extra visit to the local café or shopping local the next time you need to buy a birthday present.

So this is a campaign to show our support to local small businesses. To kick us off, I have again made a personal contribution and purchased 200 $30 gift cards from Bentleigh Traders Association. Fifty of the cards will go to people in our community who are struggling.

The remaining 150 cards will be distributed as part of our Shop Local Competition. All you have to do is tell us which is your favourite shop in the Bentleigh electorate. The Bentleigh electorate includes the suburbs of Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, McKinnon, Ormond, Moorabbin, Hampton East and Brighton East. You will then be in the running to win one of the gift cards to be spent at your nominated shop.

Competition closes 8 July.

To enter the competition, click on this link: