Christmas Tree Prizewinners 2015

Adult trees

1 Ladies Tractor Road Run

2 Susan Whymark Funeral Service

3 Culrose Residential Care Home

4 Langmere Garden Club

5 Dickleburgh Royal British Legion - Women's Section

6 Dickleburgh Church Flower Arrangers

7 Dickleburgh and District Royal British Legion

8 Harleston fundraising group for Marie Curie Cancer Care

9 Steve Green, Window Cleaner

10 Starston Pealers Handbell Ringers

11 Dickleburgh Table Tennis Club

12 Bressingham & Fersfield Allotment Association

13 Dickleburgh Good Companions

14 Anglia Catering Equipment

15 Local and Family History Research Services

Child trees

1 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, together with Harleston District Girl Guiding

2 Harleston CE VA Primary School

3 Burston Community Primary School

4 Dickleburgh Primary School

5 Diss Children's Centre

6 Scole Pre-School Group

7 Dickleburgh Pre-School

8 Tivetshall Primary School

Nick Arnull plate for most innovative tree: shared by:

Adult: Susan Whymark Funeral Service

Child: 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, together with Harleston District Girl Guiding

The 2015 Christmas Tree Festival came to a close on December 6th.

It was our last for the time being. A huge thank you to all those who have helped make this such a wonderful event over the last twelve years.

A special thank you to all those wonderfully creative people, who have interpreted “Christmas Tree” in such a variety of ways. You will find this years favourite trees listed below.

An unforgettable Christmas celebration in a beautiful historic church, which dates from 1490.

A very special event full of the Christmas spirit.

To watch a you-tube video click here ELoH write up on the Festival

Opening Ceremony with a representative from EACH

50 Christmas Trees in a Church, Dickleburgh – The Winners

The 12th annual 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at All Saints Dickleburgh, drew to a close on Sunday, December 6, with the prize-giving for the 23 most popular trees voted by visitors to the festival.

Ladies Tractor Road Run (for Cancer Research UKs breast cancer appeal) was the winner in the adult category for their tree decorated with tiny pink bras. Susan Whymark Funeral Service came second with an amazing ‘dress’ tree and Culrose Residential Care Home were third with their gingerbread themed tree.

1st Dickleburgh Rainbows, who combined with Harleston District Girl Guiding, won the children’s category with their fabulous plastic bottle tree, displaying Christmas messages of hope. Harleston CE VA Primary School came second with their Hands of Hope tree and Burston Community Primary School was third with their gingerbread house tree.

 The Nick Arnull Plate, for the most innovative tree, was shared by Susan Whymark Funeral Service and 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows with Harleston District Girl Guiding.

The Christmas Tree festival has raised £2,000 for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) and a donation will also be made to Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Oncology Department, with residual funds being retained by the Benefice of Dickleburgh and the Pulhams.

Rowena Roskelly, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “We have had an excellent week. I would particularly like to thank all the volunteers who helped set up the church and look after visitors throughout the Christmas Tree festival. Thanks also go the local organisations and businesses who contributed such a superb collection of decorated trees; many congratulations to all the winners.

This has been the last 50 Christmas Trees in a Church at Dickleburgh, although some of the volunteers are thinking about running something different in the church during Advent 2016.”

Burston Community Primary School

Culrose Residential Home

First Prize - Children’s Trees 1st Dickleburgh Rainbows

Harleston Primary School

First Prize - Adults’ Trees Ladies Tractor Run

Susan Wymark

Getting ready for the opening ceremony