Nominate a VIP to officially open our Christmas shop 

November 7, 2019

We’re asking Somerset folk to nominate a person from the community who can help us to declare our shop that’s dedicated to all things Christmassy open.

We are looking for nominations of people who are community heroes to help us officially open our Christmas shop during our preview evening on Friday, November 15 at 6pm.

Do you know 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 officially 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 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 25.

Once again, this year, we’re hoping to collect as much money as possible for Children’s Hospice South West from the sale of mince pies and teas and coffees from our launch event through to our last day of trading before Christmas on December 23. Last year we raised £3,662 for the organisation.

Post by
Reg Hendy