Dickleburgh Church taken over by 50 creative Christmas trees

Setting up the Dickleburgh Christmas Tree Festival 2015Illuminee Nganemariya decorating her tree for

Setting up the Dickleburgh Christmas Tree Festival 2015Illuminee Nganemariya decorating her tree for Rwanda. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A Norfolk church has set up its 12th annual and last Christmas tree festival.

From tomorrow visitors to Dickleburgh Church, near Diss, will be entranced by 50 Christmas trees that have been created by local school children and toddler groups, care homes, businesses and community groups.

The theme of this year's 50 Christmas Trees in Church event is Christmas hope and money raised from the week long exhibition will go to East Anglia's Children's Hospices, the oncology department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Benefice of Dickleburgh and the Pulhams.

Among the trees was a gingerbread house creation by children at Burston Primary School, a tree decorated in hope messages by youngsters from Dickleburgh Primary School and a star covered tree from Tivetshall Primary School.

Dickleburgh's Royal British Legion branch provided a tree based around roses and tea, while the Bressingham and Fersfield Allotment Society had a fruit and vegetable-themed festive display.

The festival is open from Sunday until Sunday, December 6 from 10am to 6pm, expect for the last day which ends at 4pm.

Entrance is free. There is a £1 fee for a voting slip for the best adult and best children's tree competition.

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Donations welcome.

Refreshments everyday until 5pm in the adjacent Dickleburgh Church Rooms.