Air ambulance service presented with £1,000 raised at tree festival

Rev Martin Amery hands over the cheque for �1,000 raised by the Christmas tree festival to Amanda Bahari with some of the organisers looking on. EMN-141216-103917001

Rev Martin Amery hands over the cheque for �1,000 raised by the Christmas tree festival to Amanda Bahari with some of the organisers looking on. EMN-141216-103917001

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A Christmas tree festival held at Sleaford Methodist Church over the weekend of the Christmas Market has raised £1,000 for a life-saving charity, and almost £2,000 more for church funds.

The trees were supplied and decorated by all manner of local organisations, clubs, businesses, schools and individuals.

Hilary South from the church described the scene as ‘wonderful’.

She added: “We had 85 trees displayed around the premises with nearly 1,000 people coming to see them.

“We managed to raise £2,912.12, from which we gave £1,000 to Amanda Bahari on behalf of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

“The rest is for church funds to help with the upkeep of the church premises for all the organisations who use our premises for their individual groups.”

The money was presented by the Rev Martin Amery.