Upminster Christmas Tree Festival

Looking for something christmassy to do that’s covid safe? Well look no further!

Upminster Methodist Church wanted to make sure their annual Christmas tree festival went ahead this year, despite the pandemic, so they added a bit of adventure to the display and made it a tree hunt! With over 300 households taking part, Upminster and the surrounding areas have been covered with special Christmas trees, dorned with multicoloured decorations and topped with an NHS rainbow, to show their support and bring some festive cheer.

Not only are the trees showing their support for the NHS, but the whole festival has been organised in support of First Step, an amazing local charity that helps children with disabilities, and their families. On today’s show, I spoke to Gill Hare, founder of First Step, and Michelle de Vido, one of the many amazing people who have dedicated themselves to organising the festival.

Head on over to Upminster Methodist Church or the Upminster Waitrose to pick up a map, or you can download one from the Facebook page , and don’t forget to post pictures of the lovely trees you find! You can also scan the QR code found near any of the trees taking part.

The festival is free to enjoy, but if you would like to donate, everyone at First Step and Upminster Methodist Church would be very appreciative.



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