Helping Naracoorte businesses thrive

Naracoorte photographer Adrian Gale has created an initiative to help inject more money into the town during this pandemic.

"I know we're all feeling the shock of the current situation in the world, but here's a thought ..." he wrote on Facebook.

"If just 30 per cent of the greater community around Naracoorte went out and spent $50 this week, more than what they usually might in the local shops ... that would be around $200,000 of a stimulus package boost into our small businesses and local economy when it's needed most."

Adrian said if 50 per cent of the population did that over the next three weeks, it would equate to around $1 million into the local economy.

"Not everyone will be hit financially over the next few months, but others really will. We all love this community and we want it to survive, but that won't happen with just good thoughts, fear and worry."

A Spend50 competition has been created, and there's plenty of prizes which have been donated to the cause.

Winners could walk away with a vouchers to The Chapel Studio Photography, D'Lush Beauty, Normans Carpets and Canopies, Frances Strawberries, Limestone Surf, The Veg Shed, newsXpress Naracoorte, McDonalds, and many more.

To enter the competition is simple - just shop in a local small business in the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area and spend $10 or more.

Take a photo on your phone of your receipt, and private message it to the Spend50 Naracoorte Facebook page.

Minimum spend is $10 to enter, and people can enter as many times as they like.

The competition has already begun and will run until April 14.

"The aim of this competition is to show our local businesses that we value them and appreciate them and want to support them," Adrian said.

"Whilst there's some amazing prizes being donated right across the community, the whole idea is for us, the community, to bless and support the businesses, so lets out give their generosity."