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Centra helps Christmas shoppers ‘Live the magic’

Weekend of festive events brought Christmas spirit to Belfast and Derry~

(l to r) Finalist, Jamie Radcliffe from Hollywood who won £250, compere, Stephen Clements from Q Radio, winner, Kelly Chambers from Parkgate, Antrim who won £1k, Jennifer Morton, Centra Brand Manager, and finalist, Nigel Lockhart from Lambeg who won £250.

Leading convenience brand Centra brought festive cheer to Christmas shoppers in Derry~Londonderry and Belfast at the weekend, giving away over £3,000 in cash prizes.

As throngs of Christmas shoppers turned out in both cities over the weekend, Centra helped hundreds of people to ‘live the magic’ with a weekend of family events and huge giveaways in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry.

Festive spirit was in abundance at the two special events at Guildhall Square on Saturday 1st December and Belfast’s Victoria Square on Sunday 2nd December, as people turned out for their chance to win a top cash prize of £1,000. A live DJ provided a festive soundtrack to the afternoon, whilst Centra’s Little Helpers handed out festive Centra goodies, including food from the Centra Inspired Range, and prizes.

Hosted by Q Radio’s Stephen Clements, shoppers got the chance to try their hand at Centra’s exciting, Live the Magic Cyclone competition, with a final three chosen to go head to head in a Christmas tree decorating challenge.

In Victoria Square, Belfast, a delighted Kelly Chambers (43), from Parkgate in Antrim, took home the top prize of £1000, while finalists, Jamie Radcliffe (28) from Holywood and Nigel Lockhart (46) from Lambeg, both won £250 each.

Winner, Kelly, who was in town with her son Will (10), daughter Brooke (15) and nephew Alex (4), said: “I never expected to go into town Christmas shopping and go home £1k richer!  But that’s exactly what happened thanks to Centra.  I am really looking forward to a lovely Christmas and the £1k will help make it magical for all of the family.”

Jennifer Morton Brand Manager for Centra, was thrilled to see such a festive buzz in both cities throughout the weekend. She said: “With Christmas just around the corner, Centra is helping people to live the magic this festive season, with a vast range of festive treats to suit every occasion.  We hope to take the stress out of Christmas entertaining with our indulgent Centra Inspired Range which is perfect for the Christmas party season and includes essentials to last-minute party food.

“With these two special events, we wanted to give something back to our customers and felt that there was no better time to do so than the first weekend of December, when both Belfast and Derry~Londonderry would be alive with Christmas shoppers.  We’d like to wish all of our customer a very Merry Christmas.”

Throughout the month of December, Centra will be helping people continue to Live the Magic, giving away almost £4,000 worth of prizes, including a trip to Barcelona, an Apple iPad, a FitBit Charge 3, shopping vouchers, an overnight hotel stay and a decadent gin hamper.

For further information and your chance to win, visit

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