Saturday’s Christmas Tree Festival organised by the WI raised an amazing £937 for Snowflake, a local charity which provides night shelter and food for homeless people throughout the winter months.
It was heart-warming to see so many organisations, families and individuals taking part, and wonderful to see our village hall looking so twinkly and magical. Fabulous catering by the WI provided fuel for the difficult business of voting for just one tree when there were so many worthy contenders.
The People’s Vote for Best Tree was won by the Bellringers. Their tree incorporated buttons to press which would then play bell-related christmas songs, small cuddly toys pulling on miniature bell ropes (with sallies just like the ones at St. Peter’s) attached to crocheted bells, and paper chains made from “methods diagrams”.
Second place went to the tree from FarmYard Nursery with lovely decorations made by the children. In third place was Alex and Emily’s “Christmas on Campus” tree, featuring baked bean cans, pasta and lots of empty bottles!