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Budding Christmas tree decorators sought

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Francis House Children’s Hospice will hold its annual ‘Festival of Trees’ at the Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays. More than 30 local and national organisations have already pledged to donate and decorate a Christmas tree.

The charity in Didsbury now seeks companies, social clubs or groups to sign up for the few remaining trees and to be part of one their biggest festive fundraising events.

Francis House supply an artificial tree and lights, and the decoration can be in any theme as long as the tree is saleable.

Previous supporters have included L’Oreal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Virgin Media, Lancashire County Cricket Club and Nandos. Stars from the cast of Coronation Street have also supplied signed baubles.

Francis House fundraiser Mary Gillatt said: “We are really excited to announce this years ‘Festival of Trees’ and we’d like to thank the many hundreds of individuals and companies for their fantastic support and the Lowry Outlet for once again generously supporting the event.”

Shoppers can enjoy browsing the display, which also allows them to bid on high quality and unique trees and support the charity, from Sunday 29thOctober until Sunday 10th December.

Tens of thousands of pounds have been raised over the years, and festive gifts and promotional goods will also be available to purchase in the pop-up shop.

Francis House Children’s Hospice serves the north west of England and provides respite care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and the necessary support and short-term rest for their families.


Anyone wanting to decorate a tree should contact Mary Gillatt before October 20, on gillattmary@gmail.com   

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