ST THOMAS’S Church in Salisbury has been filled with festive trees once again for its annual festival.

The Decorated Tree Festival opened on Tuesday and runs until Sunday, December 9. Entry is free.

More than 100 decorated trees and nativity scenes will be on display, which have been created by local organisations. The trees have been inspired by exhibitions and even gingerbread people.

Organiser John Cox, said: “We do very much hope it will help Salisbury in its recovery and have something positive and uplifting. As before we have a very full programme of music playing.”

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He says every year there is “something different and something we haven’t seen before”.

For the first time, workshops are being held at the event including Ikebana for Christmas, table decorations and wreath making.

This year it is in aid of Wessex Cancer Care (Salisbury Cancer Support Centre) and Safe Haven. Last year, more than 15,000 visitors came to the festival, helping to raise more than £15,000 for charity.

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