Over 300 nursery groups and local schools across the country have received a free real Christmas tree as part of Dobbies Not Your Average Community campaign, in partnership with sustainable tree grower Needlefresh.
Dobbies’ Christmas campaign is all about supporting communities local to its stores, spreading yuletide cheer to nurseries and schools in the run up to the festivities.
Schools and nurseries from across the UK were invited to nominate themselves to receive a real Christmas tree donation. Sixty nine percent of entries were from nurseries and 31% were schools, seeing the highest overall number of entries for Dobbies new flagship store in Antrim.
Dobbies’ CSR and community communications executive, Chloë Bell, was delighted with the response to the campaign. She said: “We’re amazed by the number of entries and nominations for this year’s campaign and would like to thank everyone for spending the time to get involved.”
Needlefresh managing director, George Hood, added: “It’s a pleasure to be supporting so many nurseries and schools across the country this year in partnership with Dobbies.”
All of Dobbies’ Christmas trees are sustainably grown in environmentally managed fields across Scotland where the growing team do everything from planting, pruning and harvesting by hand to reduce the impact on surrounding environment, wildlife and plants.