LYME Regis town councillor Cheryl Reynolds and her granddaughter Lillie Filtness will be donating a 20 foot Christmas tree to the Town Mill this year, and are inviting local children to decorate it.
The tree was just six inches tall when it was given to Lillie as a gift when she was four years old, and has been growing in Cllr Reynolds’ garden in Manor Avenue ever since.
This year it will be chopped down and delivered to the Town Mill to be displayed in the courtyard, where it will be adorned in decorations that local children are invited to make.
Decorations can be made at home and dropped off at Alice’s Bear Shop in St Michael’s Business Centre, off Church Street, by December 4.
Every child who enters will receive a small gift and their decoration will be placed on the tree, and the top three entrants will be chosen by Lillie and art teacher Dot Wood and will receive a special prize.
Cheryl and Lillie hope this will be a great way for the community and local children to celebrate Christmas together while also sticking to COVID-19 regulations.