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Marsden Moor starts fundraising festivities with return of Christmas tree sale

Marsden Moor is gearing up for an early Christmas celebration as the National Trust prepares to kick off its annual tree sales from November 25.

The popular event, hosted at the National Trust office and exhibition space in the Old Goods Yard near Marsden train station, promises sustainably sourced, British-grown trees available in various sizes.

Proceeds from the tree sales, ranging from £30 to £70, will directly contribute to the National Trust’s conservation efforts on the moor to support vital work such as moorland restoration, wildlife protection, and repairing damage caused by this year’s moorland fires.

In addition to the festive trees, a variety of gifts will be on sale, including wooden nesting boxes, planters crafted by volunteers, Easter Gate pin badges, and other stocking fillers.

To enhance the seasonal spirit, free mulled wine and mince pies will be served by the local ranger team.

Importance of funds

National Trust area ranger, Ian Dowson, expressed gratitude for the support received, emphasising the importance of the funds in repairing the damage inflicted by the recent fires.

Dowson invited more volunteers to join their efforts, whether by participating in community moss planting days or purchasing one of their Christmas trees.

The tree sales, spanning three consecutive weekends, mark the beginning of the festive celebrations for the National Trust team.

New and familiar faces are welcome, with the hope of expanding their community of local volunteers.

The sales will run from 10 am to 3 pm every Saturday and Sunday until December 10.

To conclude the tree sales on December 10, a guided ‘seasonal saunter’ walk will be led by the National Trust’s expert volunteer guides.

The five-mile route around Marsden will include a break for more mulled wine and mince pies, providing a delightful way to cap off the Christmas tree festivities.

Book your place by emailing: [email protected]

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