Launch of the Christmas Tree Festival 2015
The 2014 Christmas Tree Festival was very successfully steered by a team of hardworking volunteers.
This same team is pleased to announce the 2015 Festival is now launched!
The dates : Thursday 3rd December to Thursday 10th December
Opening times : Daily from 10.00am until 8.00pm except Sunday when it’s 12.00 noon to 8.00pm.
Charities are invited to obtain their Application letters and forms in one of the following ways:
1. In person from the Parish Office between 10.00 and 12.00 noon Monday to Friday
2. Send a S.A.E to the Parish Office
3. Download from the website
4. By email to the Parish Office
Full details and Terms and Conditions for taking part are explained in the letter.
Fully completed application forms will be recorded on a first come basis in case of over-subscription and must be returned to the Parish Office by 1st May 2015.We look forward to hearing from your charity.
We usually have around 70 charity trees, and have to keep to that limit for safety reasons. As long as everything else is satisfactory, we try to operate on a ‘first come – first served’ basis and usually have more applications than places, so if you are late applying, you are more likely to miss out.
We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival such a success. We were delighted with all the positive comments we received throughout the Festival. Once again the volunteers from the various Charities played their part with enthusiasm, but the biggest thanks must go to the Church Team who put in hours of work in preparation, as well as during the Festival itself. Adrian and Marian thoroughly enjoyed their visit, and I think we ‘did them proud.’ Thank you! We would welcome feedback to the Parish Office by the end of January. Thank you also to the Town Council; Kick Start and the FAP, who arranged for the Church’s re-spotlighting (after the fire) to be part of the switch-on.
The 14th Christmas Tree Festival 2014
A wonderful and successful Christmas Tree Festival. The Festival was founded by Adrian and Marian soon after they arrived in Fakenham with the active support of the Parochial Church Council. The Festival has continued to be as successful as in the past – from the community point of view as well as financially.
As well as 70 plus trees that were stunningly decorated and lit, there was refreshments, raffle, tombola, a stall selling quality bric-a-brac, books, homemade jams and chutneys and Christmas cakes.
The 70 charities total so far is £17,600.612 and the churches total was £16,540.21 (details can be seen in January Beacon) . This was another wonderful result only made possible by the hard work from all involved. Thank you very much.
During the Festival in Fakenham Market Place the town Christmas lights, funded and installed by Fakenham Area Partnership, were switched on. The event, organised by community group Kick Start Fakenham, included hot food stalls and fairground rides and charity & craft stalls. There was a Santa’s Grotto (kindly operated by staff from Norwich & Peterborough and Fakenham Sure Start Centre) and North Norfolk Radio hosted the event, with traditional carols and an appearance from Fakenham Town Band.