Thursday 28th November to Thursday 5th December 2019
Open: 10am to 8pm (12 noon to 8pm on Sunday) Refreshments: 10am to 7pm
Festival Service: Sunday 1st December 10.30am
Thank you to all the charities who have handed in their applications. All successful charities should have heard from us by now to let you know that you have a tree in the Festival. We are still accepting applications to be added to the waiting list and we do sometimes have groups dropping out for whatever reason. Come and see us at the CTF desk, which will be in church every Thursday between 11.00am and 12.00noon from now until the Festival. Charities are now returning their volunteer forms and these must be with the team by 30th September. This enables us to compile the rotas before the all-important meeting on 16th October.
As you can imagine, it all takes a lot of work, and new helping hands are always welcome. If you would like to help at the Festival, then please download a form here.
There are a variety of ways in which you can help, please read the form carefully and return as detailed on the form. Please note that forms left in church at other times may not reach a team member. Donations of gifts that we can allocate for the stall, tombola and raffle are needed from now on, and can be handed in to the Festival desk on any Thursday morning.
If you are interested in bringing a group to the Festival, then we ask that you contact us before hand to avoid clashing with other large groups. This way everyone gets the best possible experience at the Festival. If you are a group wanting to have a meal, then booking is necessary. Please access the appropriate forms here:
We also ask that all school and care home visits are booked in advance. This is to avoid clashes that might detract from all visitors’ enjoyment of the event.
Again, a big Thank You from the Team to everyone who took part in 2018; donated cakes, prizes, gifts to sell; or just visited. Without you there would be no Festival and we look forward to seeing you again later this year!
If you have any queries please email us at email@example.com (please note new dedicated email address) or ring the Festival phone: 07999532002 or Alison on 01328 864685.
The Festival Team (Anne, Alison, Elaine, Lily, Roger & Sue)
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!