Generous Falkirk area villagers pay for community Christmas tree

Festive spirit shone brightly in two Falkirk district villages when residents were asked to club together to pay for a community Christmas tree.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 10th December 2020, 4:45 pm

With its annual fundraiser cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dennyloanhead and Head of Muir Community Christmas Tree Working Party put out an appeal on social media in the hope villagers would help to cover its cost.

The response was emphatic as families gave generously to fund the Haypark Road-based tree.

Dennyloanhead and Head of Muir Community Christmas Tree Working Party members with children who are delighted with the result of its online fundraising appeal. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Lesley Buchanan, working party member, said: “Thanks to our very generous community via our JustGiving page and cash donations, we have again been able to have a community Christmas tree placed within the village.

“We wish to sincerely thank all our supporters for their very generous donations. Grateful thanks and appreciation to Falkirk Council for the delivery and placing of the tree and Lightways (Contractors) Ltd for doing a fantastic job of dressing the tree, especially in what have been difficult times and ever-changing priorities for those involved.”

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