Crowle author’s children book launched at charity’s festival of trees


Over 1,000 people from across North Lincolnshire attended a festive family event and helped to raise over £6,000 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

The Rotary Club of Scunthorpe hosted its 10th Annual Festival Of Christmas Trees and over the years £36,000 has been raised for the charity on Burringham Road in Scunthorpe.

The popular event displayed 80 beautifully decorated Christmas trees and saw the launch of a children’s book called A Bag Full Of Stars penned by Crowle author Addy Farmer.

Anne Millett, community fundraiser for Lindsey Lodge Hospice, said: “This is the most the hospice has ever received from this event over the years and we can’t thank everyone enough who helped made it happen.

“It is such a magical event which truly captures the festive essence aimed at the whole family.”

The event smashed last year’s total by £2,000 more donated to Lindsey Lodge and the proceeds will go towards making the most out of those last moments for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

George Jefferson, president of the Scunthorpe Rotary Club, said: “We are over the moon with the success of this special event. It’s thanks to the joint organisation with Lindsey Lodge Hospice, the fantastic launch of the book with North Lincolnshire Council, Brumby United Church for allowing us to use the venue and the fantastic choirs that made it special.

“We also want to thank everyone who attended and made it the outstanding event it was. We had lots of lovely feedback from people of all ages commenting on how much they enjoyed it.”

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