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Tree Festival raises thousands for hospice

The annual Christmas Tree Festival by Macclesfield and Bollington United Reformed Church,encourages businesses and organisations to donate and decorate trees to reflect their identity.

DOZENS of people attended a special Christmas event to raise money for the hospice.

The second annual Christmas Tree Festival encourages businesses and organisations to donate and decorate trees to reflect their identity.

Organised by Macclesfield and Bollington United Reformed Church, it aims to raise cash for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

Although the trees were the centrepiece of the weekend’s festivities, there was also storytelling among the trees and carols from King’s School Junior Choir.

There was also a traditional carol service in the church bringing the festival to a close on Sunday evening.

The church was also pleased to welcome Father Christmas, who found time in his busy schedule to join in the fun.

Macclesfield MP David Rutley and Cheshire East Council mayor Coun Wesley Fitzgerald were among those who stopped to support the event.

Speaking at the event Mr Rutley said: “I am delighted to be able to attend this great initiative, which will once again raise much needed funds for the hospice. It is good to see the festival become a regular fixture on Macclesfield’s festive calendar.

“The trees are beautifully decorated and I would like to thank all the exhibitors and the volunteers for making the festival such a success.”

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