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Christmas trees to fill church as Fakenham’s annual festival returns

PUBLISHED: 15:46 27 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:24 27 November 2019

Frances Neale, 62 and Jess Roe, 33,  both from west Raynham, decorate their Myeloma UK charity tree at Fakenham Parish Church. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Frances Neale, 62 and Jess Roe, 33, both from west Raynham, decorate their Myeloma UK charity tree at Fakenham Parish Church. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the return 
of the famous festive tree 
festival in Fakenham.

The popular Christmas tree display at Fakenham Parish Church attracts thousands of visitors and raises lots of money for charity each year. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe popular Christmas tree display at Fakenham Parish Church attracts thousands of visitors and raises lots of money for charity each year. Picture: Neil Didsbury

For almost 20 years, Fakenham Parish Church has opened its doors to host one of the most popular Christmas events in Norfolk.

This year the church will be inviting more than 30,000 people to view the abundance of trimmings on 56 Christmas trees.

All trees are decorated by charities both local and national, including Mother's Union, Fakenham Air Training Corps and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which is returning for its 
18th year.

People are encouraged to bring along coins and place them in the buckets found at the front of the charities' tree.

Roger Burbidge, warden of Fakenham Parish Church, helped to organise the popular charity Christmas tree display. Picture: Neil DidsburyRoger Burbidge, warden of Fakenham Parish Church, helped to organise the popular charity Christmas tree display. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Last year the event raised almost £18,000.

The festival runs from today until Thursday, December 5 between 10am and 8pm daily, except on Sunday when it will be open between noon and 8pm.

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