Seasonal spruces wanted for Salvation Army Barking branch’s Christmas Tree contest

PUBLISHED: 15:56 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:35 15 November 2018

The Salvation Army's Barking branch's Christmas tree contest has returned with more festive flora. Picture: Salvation Army Barking

The Salvation Army's Barking branch's Christmas tree contest has returned with more festive flora. Picture: Salvation Army Barking

Salvation Army Barking

Already in the mood for some festive flora?

With six weeks to go until Yuletide, the Salvation Army’s Barking branch are calling for creative entries to their annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Anyone can enter the show of seasonal splendour, which pits participants against each other in a bid to build the best decorated tree.

Colourful creations from previous years include saplings shaped from paper chains and Christmas crackers.

The branch in Ripple Road, Barking also hosts a special festive function on Sunday, December 16, complete with carols, refreshments, a nativity tableau and a visit from Father Christmas himself.

The event, which starts at 3pm, is the group’s seventh showcase of spectacular spruces.

Those keen to compete can pick up an entry form from the branch’s base or call 0208 594 2964. You have until Friday, November 23 to apply.

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