Monday, 3 December 2012

50 Christmas Trees in a Church Dickleburgh opened by Paralympian Athlete

Norfolk shot putter Danny Nobbs, who represented GB at the Beijing Paralympics, opened the ninth annual 50 Christmas Trees in a Church  festival at All Saints Dickleburgh, South Norfolk on Saturday 1 December.

He was accompanied by two London 2012 Games Makers, Cathie Davies, who fenced for Wales in the 1998 Commonwealth Games and Mandy Dutton from Pulham Market, along with Annie Chapman, organiser of the annual Ladies Tractor Road Run, who took part in the Torch Relay.

The festival runs daily until Sunday 9 December, open 10am to 7pm (closes 4pm on 9 December for prize giving). This year 50 Christmas Trees in a Church is supporting WheelPower, a charity that provides sports wheelchairs for young disabled athletes.

Admission is adult £3.50, senior citizens and concessions £3, pre-booked groups £2.75, children under 16 free.

Christmas Trees of all shapes and sizes, some handmade featuring special seasonal messages, will decorate the church, contributed to the event by local businesses, community organisations and children’s groups. The event has a competitive edge, as each organisation that enters has the chance to win prize money in the visitors’ vote for the best trees. There is also a special award for the most innovative tree.

Morning coffee, light lunches and teas are served every day throughout the festival in Dickleburgh Church. Rooms (next to the church).

Photograph left to right Annie Chapman, Cathie Davies, Danny Nobbs and Mandy Dutton.