Nominate a VIP to officially open our Christmas Tree Farm

October 18, 2018

We’re asking Somerset folk to nominate a person from the community to help officially declare our shop dedicated to all things Christmassy open.

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'd like to invite them along to our Christmas tree farm to cut the ribbon to officially open our festive shop on Saturday, November 17 at 10am.

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 26.

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 foryoungsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices: Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little BridgeHouse in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.

We would like to invite everyone to this special festive season launch event on Saturday, November 17. The fun starts at 10amwith an official ribbon-cutting event. Bring the family and enjoy the refreshments,while also helping raise invaluable funds for this very worthy charity.

We offer a large selection of Christmas decorations to suit a range of festive themes from decorations that sparkle to Nordic andretro items. We also stock fresh, handmade Christmas wreaths. Come along to get some new decorations for your home and see our displays and then pick up your fresh tree in early December.

We will be open every day from Saturday, November 17 until Sunday, December 23, 2018.

 Photograph caption: (From left toright) Trudy Hendy from Langford Lakes ChristmasTree Farm, Freda Parkinson, a CHSW volunteer opening the shop in 2017 with Nick Hendy & Ann Hendy.
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Reg Hendy