Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm’s special Christmas shop will be officially opened by Taunton Mayor, Vivienne Stock-Williams at 11am on Saturday 19 November and will be helping to raise funds for charity.
Reg Hendy, owner of Langford Lakes at Middle Hill Farm, Langford Budville, explained: “The Mayor has very kindly agreed to declare us officially open for the festive season and to unveil our Christmas shop, which is grander than ever for 2016, and she’ll be assisting Father Christmas with the ribbon cutting.”
“We’re hoping to collect as much money as possible for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) from the sale of mince pies, teas and coffees – aided by local volunteers for the charity – from our launch event through to our last day of trading before Christmas on December 23. Last year we raised £2,000 for the organisation. We’d like to invite everyone to the launch event with the Mayor, an ardent supporter of CHSW, and Father Christmas on November 19. The fun starts at 9am but an official ribbon-cutting event will take place at 11am.”
CHSW is currently the only provider of specialist hospice care for children in the region. It offers much-needed support for youngsters with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition and their families at its three hospices – Charlton Farm in North Somerset, Little Bridge House in North Devon and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
The Christmas Tree Farm is offering customers free advice on selecting and caring for fresh Christmas trees. Reg Hendy said: “Our expert team will be available from Friday November 18 until Friday December 23 to offer people tips on what type of tree to pick and then how to look after it so that it lasts well into the New Year. Our team can also advise on decorating trees and we have a Christmas shop on-site too. We’ve lots of tips to help customers decorate their homes this festive season.