Christmas trees bring festive spirit

LOOK AT THAT Olivia Mitchell and sister Anna-Marie Mitchell decorate a tree.  Picture: Paul Jacobs (114257-5)
LOOK AT THAT Olivia Mitchell and sister Anna-Marie Mitchell decorate a tree. Picture: Paul Jacobs (114257-5)
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THERE were baubles galore as the Fareham Methodist Church’s annual Christmas Tree Festival reached its climax.

In its biggest year yet, 30 groups took part at the church in Kings Road, representing 28 different charities.

Organiser Rosemarie Jackson said: ‘It went very well, we had more trees and more people than ever before – more than 500 people came over the three days.

‘A lot of people were saying it’s the best we’ve ever done.’

On the final day there was carol singing, led by the church’s singing group.

The judges’ winning tree, dubbed Love Our Libraries was created by the Wallington Village WI in aid of Talking Books, and received a cheque for £50. The runner-up, by the local branch of the NSPCC was called Empty Boxes, Empty Hopes, and they got a cheque for £25.

The people’s choice winner was for Dorothy’s Dream by the Fareham Town WI, which also received £25.