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Church hosts fundraising tree festival event
Allison Whiteley and daughter, Kathryn, 11, enjoy looking at one of the decorated trees Picture: Nick Jones n1250115
A KNUTSFORD church was turned into a Christmas tree wonderland this weekend as money was raised for a Millington-based charity.
More than £2,000 was raised for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust at the St Cross Church Christmas Tree festival.
In total 55 businesses and local groups took part by dressing up trees in their own special way.
The Knutsford Probus group even grew their own tree from a seed this year, while the Bexton Primary tree also went down well with visitors.
It was the second time the festival has been held in Knutsford and organiser Helen Rogers said the fund was boosted thanks to the help of Barclays and Co-op.
Julie Gray, community fundraiser at the Adventure Farm, said: “We are so pleased to be involved in the festivities.
“There is such a strong community spirit in the town and it means so much to us to be part of the many activities that are taking place.
“Our Patrons, Lee Boardman and Jennifer James are fantastic advocates of our work and we’re proud they’ll be representing us at the Lights switch on.
“We’re also so grateful to the congregation of St Cross church who have chosen us as beneficiary of their annual Christmas Tree Festival.
“They have all been working hard preparing trees, cleaning, baking and delivering leaflets. They really do go that extra mile to bring some joy into the lives of those who are less fortunate.”
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