A WIDOW is selling Christmas trees grown by her late husband to ‘make a difference’ to other people’s lives.

Gill Hughes is fulfilling the wishes of husband David, who died from a glioblastoma brain tumour earlier this year.

She is nurturing the 34,000 fir trees he planted which are now ready to sell for the first time.

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All profits from the sale of the Christmas trees and homemade wreaths, will be donated to The Brain Tumour Charity.

Knutsford Guardian: The late David Hughes planted34,000 fir treesThe late David Hughes planted34,000 fir trees (Image: The Brain Tumour Charity)

This charity supported Gill, providing eight weeks of free counselling after David died. David, who was 74, started having short term memory problems at the end of November 2022.

He deteriorated over the next few weeks and had a brain scan on the December 28 which identified several growths.

Knutsford Guardian: Home made Christmas wreaths will also be availableHome made Christmas wreaths will also be available (Image: The Brain Tumour Charity)

He was admitted to The Christie on New Year's Eve and was diagnosed with very aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme.

He died on the February 7. 2023. It was only in the aftermath of his death that Gill had the chance to seek information about his condition and get some support.

She contacted The Brain Tumour Charity through its website and is so grateful for the help she received that she is determined to raise £10,000.

Gill, from Chelford, said: “I wouldn’t be who I am today without the amazing counselling I had thanks to The Brain Tumour Charity.

“My counsellor just gave me hope and said: ‘those awful memories will fade’.

“I didn’t believe her at the time but it’s true. If you get the right support at the right time, life does go on.

“I don’t think people understand exactly what The Brain Tumour Charity does.

“Yes, it funds research but the support it offers is vital too and I’ll be eternally grateful for it. “David had a good and full life.

“We’d travelled the world and had a great marriage.

“But there are kiddies getting this awful disease and that’s why I want to make a difference.”

East Cheshire Hospice, where David spent his last weeks, will benefit too by offering a Christmas tree recycling service where they collect trees, chip them and turn them into soil improver to sell.

The Christmas tree farm is opposite the Egerton Arms pub on Knutsford Road in Chelford.

It opens every weekend until December 16 and will be offering pre-cut and pick your own trees, wreaths and festive refreshments.