As in previous years, Saffron Walden Town Council is offering the opportunity for you to add a personal message to the town’s Christmas Tree in the Market Place.

Decorations can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre, or from Peasgood & Skeates at their High Street or Shire Hill premises, for a suggested minimum donation of £2. This year they will also be on sale from the Mayor’s tombola stall at the Christmas Fayre on the Market Place this Sunday, 19 November from 10am.  The decorations will start to be placed on the tree next week.

The Town Council is grateful to Peasgood & Skeates for their continued sponsorship of the initiative. The funds raised will be given to the Mayor’s Appeal, which this year focuses on Fairycroft House Arts and Media Centre and the Saffron Walden Youth Outreach Project.  In previous years, messages have been left in memory of people who have passed away, and distant friends and family, and for pets. It is often a comfort to those left behind to feel that the town still remembers their loved ones at this festive but also potentially poignant time of year.

Decorations will be on sale until 2pm on Saturday, 23 December.

Photograph shows the Mayor and Rachel Thomas, Duty Manager, at the Tourist Infortmation Centre