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Christmas tree donations to spark festive cheer for Inverness schools and nurseries

By Gregor White

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Dobbies in Inshes is aiming to spread a bit of Christmas joy as part of its Not Your Average Community campaign.

In partnership with sustainable real tree grower Needlefresh it wants to donate Nordmann Fir Christmas trees to local schools and nurseries around Inverness over the festive season – and is now welcoming nominations.

Dobbies’ CSR and Community Communications Executive, Chloë Bell, said: “Community is at the core of Christmas at Dobbies and we love sharing the festive joy with those around us. We want to help create Christmas magic in local schools and nurseries in Inverness and hope that through the tree donations with Needlefresh, kids can come together, decorate the tree and make memories.”

Dobbies' trees are all sustainably grown from specially selected seeds along with specialist pruning techniques to create a bushy and uniform shape by hand, reducing any impact on the surrounding environment and protecting both animals and plants in the area.

Needlefresh managing director, George Hood, said: “Our sustainable Nordmann Fir Christmas trees make a wonderful centrepiece to festive celebrations as they are bushy and full with good needle retention. We are excited to see how local schools and nurseries bring this classic tree to life through their decorations and we are delighted to be partnering with Dobbies on delivering a magical moment for children in Inverness.”

All of Dobbies’ Christmas trees are sustainably grown in environmentally managed fields across Scotland.
All of Dobbies’ Christmas trees are sustainably grown in environmentally managed fields across Scotland.

Nominations to donate this classic Christmas staple are now open but entries close on Wednesday.

Visit https://www.dobbies.com/not-your-average-community for more information and to submit your nomination.

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