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Date(s) - 29/11/2014 - 07/12/2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location
Dickleburgh Church

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In the week from Saturday, 29th November, to Sunday, 7th December, ELoH was part of a truly magical event: the 50 Christmas Trees in a Church festival in Dickleburgh, South Norfolk.

As the title suggests, the magic of the festival is created by 50 different Christmas trees fitted into a small church. Each tree will be designed and decorated by a different group, from local businesses to children’s organisations, creating a unique and creatively festive feel. For a small fee, which will go towards charity, the visitors of the festival can vote for their favourite trees.

This year, ELoH had the honour to decorate one of the trees. We promise, it was a sight worth seeing! ELoH was also chosen, alongside a second charity, as the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising. The 50 Christmas Trees in a Church festival is now in its eleventh year and has raised over £50.000 for charities over the last ten years. We are delighted that this year the money raised thanks to the generosity of those attending the festival will go towards supporting vulnerable child amputees.

On Saturday, 29th November, the festival was opened by ELoH patron and local MP Richard Bacon in a festive opening ceremony commencing at 5pm. From then, the festival was open everyday until Saturday, 6th December, from 10am to 7pm. On Sunday, 7th December, the festival closed at 4pm to the public and a prize giving ceremony to honour the most popular trees will take place at 5pm.

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It was a wonderful start to the Christmas season for the whole family.

Event organiser Rev’d James Roskelly said: “We are really looking forward to a ‘full house’ of Christmas Trees and are sure that we will reach 50 or more. This year’s theme is ‘Signs and Wonders of Christmas’. Our event is an excellent way to begin the Christmas season and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the festival to enjoy the glorious trees, but also to take time for peaceful reflection.”

Victoria Bacon, ELoH co-founder and wife of Richard Bacon MP, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of this wonderful festival and are hugely thankful to the organisers for choosing to support Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope. The Christmas season is a fitting time to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. As the ebola outbreak continues to devastate West Africa and access to medical services has become ever more difficult, the young child amputees we support in Sierra Leone and Liberia now need our help more than ever. Any money raised during the 50 Christmas Trees in a Church festival will make a huge difference to the children we help.”

Find out more information here.

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