Two Luton mums have been unveiled as winners in Luton’s festive free prize Christmas Cracker draw, which has now awarded over £2,000 of shopping vouchers to local shoppers this Christmas.

Michelle Smithers and Leigh Hill became this week’s winners, with Michelle winning a £250 shopping voucher to spend Luton town centre and Leigh winning a £100 Debenhams gift card. A third winner will be announced soon.

The trio are the final winners in this all new festive prize draw, organised by the Luton Business Improvement District (BID) to help attract more shoppers to Luton town centre and to give an extra boost to resident businesses during the Christmas period.

Luton resident Michelle, who has a 21-month-old son, said: “I’m absolutely over the moon, I thought it was a joke when the BID rang me. I’ve been entering the draw every single week so it’s amazing to win right at the end. I think I’ll choose Debenhams to spend my voucher in as there’s so much choice.”

Leigh, who lives in Luton with her husband and son, is looking forward to treating the family with the gift card donated by Debenhams. “I heard about the Christmas Cracker when I was in The Mall with a colleague,” she said. “I’m just feeling so surprised and happy that I won, it’s a great Christmas present.”

Gavin O’Brien, Chair of the Luton BID Board, said: “The BID has been overwhelmed with the response to this inaugural Luton Christmas Cracker – is yours the winning ticket? There are so many fantastic places to shop, eat, drink and visit in Luton town centre and our draw has really showcased them. We have given away over £2,000 worth of vouchers, all to be spent directly with town centre businesses, as well as a great selection of unique gift cards, and we are sure all our winners will enjoy treating themselves with all our town centre has to offer.”

For more information on Luton BID and its various events and initiatives throughout the town centre, please visit the BID website  or contact a member of the BID team by calling 01582 510657 or emailing

December 17th, 2015Press Releases

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