This Mother’s Day, in celebration of mums everywhere, we’re running a competition giving you the chance to win a trip to Cambridge for you and your mum.
The story of The Cambridge Satchel Company starts with two great mums – our Founder Julie Deane and her mum Freda. Back in 2008, over a cup of tea at their kitchen table in Cambridge, they were brainstorming ideas of how they could make money to pay school fees for Julie’s children, Emily and Max. This is when The Cambridge Satchel Company was born.
Cambridge is not only the home of our brand, it’s also where Julie attended university and it’s now her family’s home too – we couldn’t think of a lovelier place for you and your mum to explore together.
Here’s a closer look at what you could win as part of our Mother’s Day competition:
- SLEEP IN STYLE: with an overnight stay for two in a Fellow King room at the Varsity Hotel, Cambridge (with complimentary bed and breakfast)
A boutique hotel with 48 uniquely designed rooms, the Varsity Hotel is situated on the banks of the River Cam, just minutes walk from the city centre. The views from its rooftop terrace are undoubtedly the prettiest in Cambridge and the hotel itself is beautifully decorated in a classic British style with a colourful, modern twist. The in-house Elemis Spa is definitely worth a visit too if you’re looking for ultimate relaxation. The Varsity makes the perfect base for your weekend of exploring and shopping in Cambridge.
- TIME FOR TEA: with a tasty afternoon tea for two at Fitzbillies
Fitzbillies is one of Julie’s favourite places in Cambridge and now one of ours too. Situated just off King’s Parade, in the heart of the city, with a menu crammed full of hearty British lunch favourites and a very extensive list of desserts, it’s a must-visit any time you’re in Cambridge. Fitzbillies is best known for its Chelsea Buns; make sure you save some room post-afternoon tea to try one and save some room in your bag to take some home with you!
- SIT BACK AND RELAX: with a relaxing punting trip down the River Cam courtesy of Scudamores Punting Company.
A trip to Cambridge wouldn’t be complete without a punt down the River Cam. Scuadmores chauffeured punt tours provide a little moment of calm in amongst a busy weekend and the most relaxing way to see the historic sights of the city. The guides know more about Cambridge than anyone else and are full of stories and anecdotes about the city. Don’t forget to take your camera, photo opportunities don’t come any better!
- SHOP TIL YOU DROP: visit to our new Cambridge store to pick a brand new bag for you and your mum.
Last but not least, you and your mum are invited to our brand new two-floor Cambridge store to pick a bag each to take home with you. Our Store Manager Lyndsay will be there to show you round and give you advice on which bag is right for you. Look out for our ‘Great Wall of Satchels’ above the staircase down to the basement and remember you can personalise your bags with our in store embossing service too, to make them extra special.
Sound good? We thought so. Don’t miss on a chance to treat you and your mum to a lovely trip to our favourite city. All you have to do is dig out your favourite photo of you and your mum and upload it to Instagram/Twitter with #CSCthanksmum to enter. Find out all the details here…
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is early this year and falls on Sunday 6th March. Pick the perfect present for your mum with our Gift Guide.