Chari-trees festival is a Town Church first

05/12/2007

CHARITIES are getting into the Christmas spirit at the Town Church. Individual trees are being decorated by 27 good causes for display in the Town Church from Thursday, when the Christmas Tree Festival gets off to a sparkling start.

Chari-trees festival is a Town Church first - Wednesday, December 05, 2007 at 14:28 Joint organiser Jill Mabire said that the idea was suggested by a visitor to a floral carpet display. ‘As far as I know, the charity Christmas trees is a first for Guernsey,’ she said. ‘It’s down to the charities who visit how they decorate the trees.’ Those involved include Bridge 2 Sri Lanka, the Guernsey Bereavement Service and the GSPCA. Mrs Mabire expected many of the decorations to be in keeping with the respective charities’ work. Lights have been provided by the church for reasons including electrical safety, while the trees have been provided by an anonymous donor. Representatives from the charities will take turns stewarding the event and any profits from selling tea and coffee can be put towards their cause. Visitors are asked to make contributions, which will be divided equally between the charities, said Mrs Mabire, who was sure the event would be a success. ‘It’s a way for the Town Church to be involved with important charity work this Christmas,’ she said. * The Christmas Tree Festival will be unveiled at 10am tomorrow. Father Christmas will be in attendance.

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