Tree festival just grows

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SUDBURY’S Christmas Tree Festival just keeps growing in popularity.

This year, a bumper crop of 89 exhibitors will be decorating their trees for the event at St Peter’s on Market Hill.

Twenty-two schools, nurseries and playgroups are taking part in the ninth festival along with eight church groups and numerous youth organisations, charities, businesses and individuals.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Sudbury and Sudbury Talbot, the festival will be open to the public from Wednesday, December 7, to Saturday, December 10, from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday, December 11, from 10am to 6pm.

This is the third festival to be organised by the town’s two Rotary clubs and so far they have donated more than £7,600 to good causes from the proceeds.

“This festival seems to keep growing in popularity year on year, both with those exhibiting and those visiting,” said organiser Peter Goodchild.

“We’ve even had to revise the layout to accommodate this year’s record number of entries.

“The setting of St Peter’s and the ingenuity and artistry demonstrated by those decorating the trees makes for a magical atmosphere, which really sets the scene for the Christmas season.”

Recipients of the proceeds from this year’s festival include Sudbury Royal British Legion. Admission is £1 for adults.