Chorley community centre’s 7ft fir tree Christmas present

Treemendous: Sheryel Cook with youngsters Junior Fiorentino, left and Archie Parker

Treemendous: Sheryel Cook with youngsters Junior Fiorentino, left and Archie Parker

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A Chorley community centre is already enjoying its first Christmas present.

Adlington and District Community Centre has had a 7ft real Nordmann Fir tree donated to it by Bellway Homes’ Grove Farm development on Railway Road.

The tree takes pride of place in the main hall and will be enjoyed by all, including the children from Adlington Community Nursery. Others include members and friends of Adlington Music and Arts Society at their Christmas party, the general public at the Aladdin panto from the St Paul’s Players and Adlington town councillors at their Carol Service.

To celebrate the tree’s arrival, the young children from the nursery performed a medley of seasonal songs for the Bellway team and put the finishing touches to the decorations.

Nursery manager Sheryel Cook said: “Christmas is a magical time for children and it’s wonderful that Bellway thought to provide us with a tree. The children have been hard at work practising their carols since the start of this month and were really pleased to sing them for their visitors. The tree will bring a truly festive feel to all users of the community centre over the Christmas period.”

Bellway Homes sales manager Nicola Mountain said: “Our Grove Farm development has become a firm part of the community of Adlington so it seemed natural for us to spread a little seasonal cheer with the donation of the tree to the community centre. We’d also like to say a big thank you to the children for their performance and helping out with decorating the tree.”