The cost of living crisis squeezing purse strings tighter and tighter every day. So, Christmas is set to look very different for families everywhere this year.
Gardening chain retailer Dobbies has launched a charity Christmas tree campaign, whereby they are donating real Christmas trees to charitable causes.
They are giving away over 300 sustainably-grown Christmas trees to community groups across the UK. By doing so, the popular retailer is hoping to give communities across the UK a much-needed boost this festive season.
In a bid to brighten up schools, charities, community groups, and clubs this festive season, the garden centre is giving something back to the communities that have helped them grow.
The season of giving ‒ helping out where possible
Dobbies Garden Centre has launched an exciting charity Christmas tree campaign to give away 300 real Christmas trees to community groups up and down the UK.
Christmas is just around the corner and the cost of living is rapidly on the rise. So, many people are wondering how they will be able to afford the holiday season.
A time for giving, Dobbies has launched the new initiative as part of its ‘Not Your Average Community’ campaign. The retailer is getting into the festive spirit early, offering schools, clubs, and more the opportunity to win their very own Christmas tree.
As an added bonus, Dobbies pride themselves on sustainability. Therefore, all Christmas trees are grown from specially-selected seeds. These are taken from hand-picked cones that have been left to dry and nurtured into seedlings.
Dobbies launches charity Christmas tree campaign ‒ Christmas trees for all
Partnering with Needlefresh, a UK-based company specialising in Christmas tree growing, the UK’s leading garden centre is hoping to give something back this festive season.
Christmas is a time of joy and merriment, and a Christmas tree is a great symbol of that happy tradition. So, Dobbies is hoping to spread some festive cheer among local communities with this exciting campaign.
Marcus Eyles is Dobbies’ Horticultural Director. He said, “We’re proud to be in a position where we can support local communities. So, thank you to Needlefresh for supporting us with this campaign.
“We would encourage schools, community groups, and charities across the UK to get in touch with a nomination to be within the chance of receiving a Christmas tree donation.”
How to get involved ‒ win a Christmas tree for your community
Winners of the Dobbies charity Christmas tree campaign will receive a 180 or 210 cm (5 ft 9 in or 6 ft 9 in) Nordmann Fir cut tree. They can collect these from their local Dobbies Garden Centre.
Entering is easy. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is complete the short form on Dobbies’ website here telling them about your community group. Explain why your group is important to your local community and where you would position the tree if you won.
Entries close today at 5 pm, and winners will be contacted in mid-November.