SOMERSET folk are being asked to nominate a person from the community to help officially declare a shop near Wellington that’s dedicated to all things Christmassy open.
Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm is looking for nominations of people who are community heroes to help it officially open its Christmas shop on Saturday, November 17th at 10am.
Reg Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, which is based at Middle Hill Farm in Langford Budville, said: “We are looking for nominations for someone who does a lot for charity, who has overcome an illness or personal difficulty, who has inspired others or who works in a caring role. We would like to invite them along to our Christmas tree farm to cut the ribbon to official open our festive shop.
“We will also give the chosen VIP a free Christmas tree so at a later date nearer to Christmas they can pop back to the plantation to choose their own tree. People can make their nominations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should give details of who they wish to nominate and why.
“All emails must include clear contact details of the nominators with their address and telephone number. The winner will be picked at random and by being the nominator or nominee they have agreed to take part in publicity.”
The closing date for nominations is Friday, October 26th.
Reg added: “Once again, this year, we’re hoping to collect as much money as possible for CHSW from the sale of mince pies and teas and coffees, aided by local volunteers for the charity, from our launch event through to our last day of trading before Christmas on December 23. Last year we raised £2,955 for the organisation.”
CHSW is currently the only provider of specialist hospice care for children in the region. It offers much needed support for youngsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices: Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Reg continued: “We would like to invite everyone to this special festive season launch event on Saturday, November 17. The fun starts at 10am with an official ribbon-cutting event. Bring the family and enjoy the refreshments, while also helping raise invaluable funds for this very worthy charity.”