Swaffham Christmas tree festival raises thousands for good causes

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Hundreds of visitors flocked to the annual Christmas tree festival at Swaffham’s St Peter and St Paul church, which ended at the weekend.

A total of 29 trees, each representing a different charity or community group, were displayed during the week-long event, which ended on Sunday to coincide with the town’s Christmas lights switch-on event.

And the festival raised £3,126, which will be shared between church funds and the participating groups, who each held their own collections during the display.

Now in its fourth year, the festival has become an established date in Swaffham’s calendar.

And Gill Creed, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “It was a brilliantly successful event.

“We had over 1000 visitors, so a huge thank you to everyone who came along.”