Taunton Deane’s Mayor, Vivienne Stock-Williams, cut the ribbon to officially open Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm Shop at the weekend. The event began this year’s fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West from the sale of mince pies, teas and coffee at the shop. Father Christmas was on hand to help with the ribbon-cutting and to distribute presents to children.
Reg Hendy, owner of Langford Lakes, said, “The Mayor very kindly agreed to declare us officially open for the festive season and unveiled our Christmas shop, which is grander than ever for 2016.
“Once again, we’re hoping to collect as much money as possible for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) from the sale of mince pies and teas and coffees, aided by the Wellington Friends Group of CHSW, 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 had a great launch day and would like to thank everyone who popped along as well as the Mayor, who is an ardent supporter of CHSW.”
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.
Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm, well-known for its home-grown, freshly cut Christmas trees, is a family run 40-acre farm located close to the nature reserve of Langford Heathfield, a mile outside of Langford Budville. The family-run farm is owned and run by Reg and his wife Ann and their two sons, Shaun and Nick. The family has been growing and selling Christmas trees for more than 20 years.