St Mary’s Church in Whittlesey raised �1,400 with annual Christmas tree festival

SIXTY decorated trees were packed into St Mary’s Church in Whittlesey for its annual Christmas tree festival.

The three-day event, which opened on Friday, raised �1,400 for the upkeep of the church. A carol service on Sunday to finish the festival was attended by 200 people.

Shirley Wright, of St Mary’s Church, said: “The church was absolutely beautiful and it was great to welcome a few new groups such as the Salvation Army and Whittlesey Motorcycle Club.”

First Whittlesey Guides won the favourite tree competition, which featured a helter skelter. Mrs Wright described it as a “fabulous idea”.

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