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Christmas Tree Festival

2 November 2016

On Sunday, December 18, Chesterfield FC Community Trust will launch their first ever Christmas Tree Festival alongside a Christmas Fayre.

On Sunday, December 18 (2pm to 7pm), Chesterfield FC Community Trust will launch their first ever Christmas Tree Festival alongside a Christmas Fayre.

The Community Stand will be lined with lots of different and creatively decorated trees from local businesses and organisations promoting and advertising what they do.

On the Sunday, there will also be craft stalls on the concourse. The trees will also stay until Wednesday, December 21, with schools, groups, clubs and the general public invited back to visit the trees on these days.

Santa and his friends will be in attendance for a couple of hours on the Sunday and the event will be officially opened on the day by the mayor and mayoress of Chesterfield.

Our very own Chester the field mouse will also be around with his Christmas jumper on!

There will be festive crafts in Chester's Den play centre, as well as lots of other festive happenings.

A festive menu will be in place at the cafe.

To close the day there will be a memorial service with the 'Spirelights' lighting up the memorial garden in memory of loved ones. This service will begin at 6.30pm and poignantly finish off the day.

If you would like to have a tree for your business or organisation, the cost is just £25 per plot. Craft stalls are £15 a stall. If you choose to have both, there is a £5 discount, making it £35.

On Monday, December 19 and the following day, schools are welcome to book to view the trees as a school trip. On Wednesday, December 21, the trees will be available to view in the early evening.

Rachel Wood, the Community Trust's business development officer, said: "I am very excited to be able to help put this event on for the Trust as part of my new role here. Not only do I hope it generates some income that we can use back in the community for our projects and activities, but I hope it raises awareness of those projects and makes people realise how much we do and how much we can offer. 

"The Trust has recently won an award from Accessible Derbyshire for being the 'Heart of the Community' and I hope this event brings the community together for a beautiful and exciting build up to Christmas."

For further information, or to make a booking, please email Rachel Wood via community@chesterfield-fc.co.uk or call 01246 264030.

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