Card competition to benefit charity launched by Sussex Christmas tree farm

A Christmas tree farm in East Sussex is doing its bit to support a charity that help people with spinal injuries by holding its first ever competition to design a Christmas card. The Catsfield farm near Battle has set the challenge for youngsters to create their own card design that must incorporate a festive fir tree.

The winning designs will also be reproduced and then sold in the farm shop as well as online with the intention of raising as many funds as possible for the Spinal Injuries Association. This is a charity close to the heart of Clive Collings, the owner of Catsfield farm, as he became paralysed from the waist down after a fall when he worked as a forester.

2 lucky winners will also receive £100 worth of books for their schools, courtesy of the renowned book company Red House , a great tree for their school and vouchers worth £20 or themselves. Clive spoke excitedly about their first Christmas card competition and said they were all really excited to see what the children would come up with.

“The Spinal Injuries Association is a superb organisation and provides information and support to people with spinal injuries. I am really pleased to be helping the charity in this small way.”

The competition has two categories, one for those aged between 4 and 7 years and one for those aged between 8 and 11 years. Entries must be received by 20thNovember. For more details on how to enter go to Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm’s page on Facebook. The winners will be announced on 25th November.

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm www.catsfieldchristmastreefarm.com is a long-established grower and retailer based in Catsfield, East Sussex.  It has been a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association since 1994 and has been growing and supplying Christmas trees for over 20 years.

Catsfield Christmas Tree farm shop will be open from the last weekend in November. Trees are cut as late as possible to keep them fresh. The business also uses sustainable, environmentally friendly methods to farm its trees.