With Easter Blessings, chocolate eggs, lambs and flowery bonnets on our minds, those people and charities who are interested in having a tree at this year’s Christmas Tree Festival must make the leap to ideas of Christmas.
The team have been busy since January, reviewing last year’s Festival; taking account of comments and suggestions (mostly polite!) made by charities, visitors and church and townspeople; revamping the information and application paperwork and generally planning Festival 2019.
Church life has been limited this spring with workmen renewing the electric wiring and fixing new lights. This will be nearly finished for Easter, but the church will be open for business as usual from Palm Sunday (14th April). Please do look and see all our Easter services and activities.
This year’s Festival officially kicks off on Wednesday 24th April from 7 to 8pm when we have our important Launch Evening in church. We ask all prospective charities to come along during that meeting to talk to one of the team and collect an information leaflet and an application form.
We regret that we cannot give out application details for charities to deliver to a third party, neither can we send out details by email or post. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact us by phone or email (details below).
We are always happy to have new charities apply, as well as have old friends back again, so we hope to see lots of you at the meeting on the 24th.
If you have any queries or questions, please email email@example.com [please note new email address]; come to the Festival desk in church on any Thursday morning (11am – noon); leave a message on the dedicated Festival phone: 07999 532002 and we will get back to you as soon as possible; or ring Alison on 01328 864685.
Here are some comments and thanks from the 2018 festival, where 55 charities made a total of £18,818:
Thank you again for another lovely week. It’s always a pleasure to be involved with the festival and will look forward to next year’s.
Always a special occasion and a very special atmosphere, I’m sure we would wish to take part irrespective of the cash you enable us to collect;
Thank you so much for all of your hard work to make this event possible again this year. As always it was a great festival.
I would like to thank you once again for allowing us to have a tree at the Festival, it was a massive success for us again and we made a wonderful total.
Thank you for all your brilliant organisation and hard work and thanks again for letting us be part of your wonderful festival.
Thank you to everybody behind the scenes on the CTF committee, the Christmas Market, the tombola, the refreshments, and everyone because without you there wouldn’t actually be a festival for us to take part in. As a charity we are very grateful for your time. Many, many, thanks for enabling us to once again to have a tree at the festival.
It is a tremendous effort by all concerned and is a wonderful event bringing the local community together and giving all the charities an opportunity to raise money .
Our thanks to the church and all the people that spend so much time in organising this marvellous event , long may it continue .
Thank you for arranging another wonderful Christmas Tree Festival, and for allowing us to be a part of it. The week went very quickly, it was lovely to see you all and we hope to join you again NEXT year, for your 19th Festival!