Winners are crowned after Christmas tree festival

Langmere Garden Club's entry into the Dickleburgh Christmas Trees in a Church event. ANL-141215-111842001
Langmere Garden Club's entry into the Dickleburgh Christmas Trees in a Church event. ANL-141215-111842001

The winners of the 11th annual Dickleburgh 50 Trees in a Church event have been crowned following an “excellent” event, according to one of its organisers.

Brian Leeder, church warden at Dickleburgh said: “We have had an excellent week, with lots of visitors, especially at the weekends.”

Langmere Garden Club’s tree was the winner in the adult category for the second year running with ‘Winter in the Potting Shed’ including Bill and Ben. Pink Ladies Tractor Road Run (for Cancer Research UK) came second with a sparkling pink tree and RBL Dickleburgh Branch was third with ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ filled with larger-than-life mice and with reindeer circling above.

Gissing Children’s Centre won the children’s category for the third year running with their bold and colourful ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’. Burston Community Primary School was second with a tree in a globe and children’s wishes for the world. Archbishop Sancroft ‘A’ Team came third with an exquisite tree decorated with ‘stained glass’ biscuits.

In all, 23 of the most popular trees, as voted by visitors to the festival, were awarded prizes.

Some £3,000 raised from the event will be donated to the festival’s designated charities, Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope and Ormiston Families.