Yes, I know it’s only February! This is our first chance to let you know how we – and the 57 charities taking part – fared over the 8 days of the 2018 Festival.
It was another good year, with totals up again, something nobody expected in this ‘economic climate’. The charities made a combined £18,818 (see the list for details) and the church made £ 15,000 from the tombola, Christmas market, raffle and refreshments.
We are already meeting to plan this year’s festival – our 19th – and the probable launch date will be 24th April, after Easter when hopefully the new electrics and lighting work will be finished. We are always happy to have new charities apply, as well as have old friends back again, so ‘watch this space’ for details.
Here are some comments and thanks from the 2018 festival:
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!