SHOPPERS in Sherborne could win prizes worth more than £1,000 by taking part in a local competition.

The town is taking part in the 2014 Independents’ Day, a national initiative to buy locally on Friday, and is hosting a week-long promotion for everyone, over the age of 18, spending a minimum of £5.

Shoppers also need to collect a special stamp in eight out of 38 supporting town centre businesses between Friday and Saturday, July 12, with completed entry forms being submitted into a prize draw.

Prizes on offer for the event include items from the butcher, coffee shops, restaurants, baker, garden centres, toy shops, florists, beauty salons and more.

Shoppers can follow the event on twitter @shopsherborne and online at