Derbyshire company's Facebook appeal to donate Christmas trees to needy families

A Derbyshire Christmas tree producer has offered to donate its last few conifers to families unable to afford one this year.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 2:09 pm

Ashover Christmas Trees put an appeal on Facebook offering trees to families ‘who haven’t quite been able to afford one’ and say they have had a ‘fantastic response’.

Shannon Rebill, who runs the seasonal firm with her partner, said: “There are people out there who can’t afford a tree and we thought why not donate our last few?

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The company say they have had a fantastic response so far

“It is the first time we have sold Christmas trees but we have sold pumpkins in the past and next year hope to donate any left-over pumpkins to charity too.”

Shannon says the response to their trees this year has been ‘brilliant’ and they only had a few trees left after starting with about 70.