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Festival of Christmas Trees 2021
Quayside MediaCityUK, M50 3AH
Saturday 30 Oct 21 - Sunday 12 Dec 21 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Francis House is inviting you, your company/organisation, social club or school to get involved in the Festival of Christmas Trees and support Francis House this Christmas!
On offer is the unique opportunity to have fun decorating a Christmas tree in your own theme and then sit back and relax whilst the trees are auctioned to the highest bidder to raise funds for the hospice.
Returning for the 15th year
The decorated trees will once again be prominently displayed to the public at our pop-up Christmas shop at the Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly known as the Lowry Outlet Mall) from Saturday 30th October to Sunday 5th December 2021 during which time the public will be able bid on their favourite via our online auction.
Be inspired and let your imagination run wild when decorating your tree. Remember that it should be saleable – you want people to be tempted to purchase your masterpiece!
Francis House will supply an artificial tree (approx. 1.5m) and lights free of charge. You will need to donate the decorations of your choice and if you wish to include your corporate identity into the theme then go ahead – unusual trees can cause quite a stir!
The most popular trees usually come with gifts, experiences or vouchers included, but that is entirely up to you.
Trees will be available for decoration from the 11th to 19th October.
Why take part?
You will be helping to raise vital funds for your local children’s hospice at little cost to you and it’s a good way for your organisation to make an impact through corporate social responsibility. Last year the Festival of Trees raised a fantastic £16k through the combined efforts of a range of organisations and individuals!
With a tree on show to the general public, your brand will receive free advertising in Quayside MediaCity UK shopping mall for 6 weeks over the Christmas shopping period. All trees clearly advertise the sponsor and you will be in good company with many local companies and top brands taking part.
Previous participants include:
The cast of Coronation Street. Manchester United Foundation. Manchester City Football Club. The Floorbrite Group. St Andrew’s CE Primary School. The cast of Cold Feet. Lancashire Cricket Club. Mottram Hall Hotel. Virgin Media. L’Oréal. Lowbury Construction. Co-op. Weightmans LLP. PMS International. Tesco Stores. Hanson Auctioneers. Swizzels Matlow. Morrisons. 2 Little Ducks. Fibre Hair Salon. Intechnica and many more!
If you would like to take part in this exciting and unique project now in its 15th year and require further information please contact Julie Williams, fundraising officer at Francis House on 0161 443 2200 or email email@example.com
More about event location
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