Freshly harvested Christmas tree sale will benefit Frank Wise School


The school’s new minibus appeal will benefit from the sale of trees, which range from 4 to 8 feet tall

The Friends of Frank Wise School in Banbury have one of the area’s more unusual fundraising events this weekend.

They’ve been given a field full of Christmas trees to sell off to raise money for three new specially adapted minibus, which will cost over £70,000 each.

The trees were planted ten years ago.   When the grandparents of a child at the school took ownership of the site they decided to offer up the unique fund raising opportunity.

Of the 287 trees in the field 90 were harvested last weekend.   B&Q in Stratford-upon-Avon arranged for all the trees netted at no cost.

People are being invited to make a trip to the site near Moreton-in-Marsh tomorrow or Sunday to pick a tree.  

Douglas Seymour MBE is the Chair of the Friends of Frank Wise School.   He said: “The trees we’ve harvested are from 4 to 7 feet tall, some are 8.   We’ve got a variety because different people want different things.

“We’re asking for a minimum donation of £5 a foot.”

The trees will be on sale between 10am and 2pm at The Old Nursery off the Todenham Road, Lower Leamington, GL56 9NP and a fully festive atmosphere is promised for those heading there.

Douglas said: “We’re going to have some mulled wine, hot chocolate, tea and coffee and mince pies. There will be Christmas music and the owners have a pony which will be dressed festively.    We want to make an event of it.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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