Stunning Christmas tree helps raise money for church


A stunning display of Christmas trees assembled by community groups, businesses and schools in West Devon is on display in a church in Tavistock – and will help raise funds for new facilities.

The Christmas Tree Festival is now an annual event at St Eustachius Church opposite the Bedford Hotel and this year features dozens of well decorated trees provided by groups in and around the town.

But hurry, the display is on until Sunday, December 12th.

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The exhibit is accepting donations of £ 1 per person, which will go towards their ‘kitchen and toilet project’ – as the church currently does not have accessible toilets or cooking facilities.

They aim to raise £ 20,000 so they can start work on the project early next year – and get it ready in time for next year’s Christmas tree festival.

Trees were donated by everyone from schools and community groups to businesses and even doctors’ offices.

There are miniature doors and windows on the tree of the local company Safe and Sound, flowers on a tree decorated by the Tavistock Flower Club and a fake film reel instead of garlands on the Tavistock Wharf effort Theater.

The Tavvy Turners and Carvers Club has a number of decorations created by its members, while schools in the area have all made colorful efforts, including Christmas animals from Tavistock Primary and Kindergarten.

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