LOCAL organisations and charities are being asked to make this year’s Lyme Regis Christmas Tree Festival the biggest and best yet.
Having attracted more than 500 visitors last year, this year’s festival will follow a similar format and will be held over the weekend of Friday, December 21 to Sunday 23 in Lyme Regis Baptist Church Hall.
Local organisations and charities are being asked to take part by decorating a tree for a charge of £15. Decorations can reflect the work of the organisation and leaflets, information and collection tins can be left under each tree to help promote and raise funds for each cause.
Organiser Alan Vian said: “This is now becoming a special Christmas event in Lyme with over 500 people visiting it. This year we also hope to offer coffee during opening hours.
“We are hoping that even more organisations will take part this year especially as it will be open over the weekend when it will attract the most visitors. Do help us to make this special event a success.”
Trees and electricity sockets (two sets of lights per tree) will be provided and organisations can decorate their tree between 4.30 and 6.30pm on Thursday, December 20, and remove it before 11am on Monday, December 24 (organisers will remove it if you are unable to).
Stewards will man the festival at all times and collection tins will be removed for sake-keeping overnight.
The festival will be open to the public from 11am t0 5pm on the Friday and Saturday, and from 12noon to 8.30pm on the Sunday. Entry is free.
Anyone interested in booking a tree should contact organisers Alan and Lynne Vian by December 14 by calling 01297 442220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org