As the annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul’s Church in unable to go ahead this year – they’ve decided to go virtual instead.
People are being asked to share photos of their own decorated Christmas trees from this year or previous years, so that the spirit of the festival can continue. It will be shared online on the festival’s Facebook page.
Margaret Oakley, Christmas Tree Festival chair, said: “The theme of the virtual festival is ‘Bedford Community Christmas’, enabling people to share Bedford’s Christmas Festival spirit and give thanks for kindnesses shown during the lockdowns.
“This time a year ago, the festival was in full swing. We all miss the fun and joy, the trees, the music, the dance, so please help to share the festival spirit online”.
Simply send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with the name of your community group/school/company, before December 18.
Donations to the festival’s two charities, St Paul’s Church and Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends, are also welcome.