Is this Christmas tree in Roseacre the county’s tallest? At 55 feet tall, the tree is raising money for charities

Could this be the 55 feet tall Christmas tree be the highest in Lancashire?

By James Graves
Monday, 14th December 2020, 3:09 pm

The owners andstaff at Saswick House Farm and Tea Rooms in Salwick think it might just be – and the tree isn’t just for show, it’s also helping a couple of charities.

The owner of the Roseacre Road business, Ian Daniel, said the tree has been put up to provide some Christmas cheer and fund-raise at the same time.

He said: “We have raised the Christmas tree to a great height of 55 feet to cheer people up across the county as we’ve been locked down in tier three.

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The 55 feet tall tree in Roseacre

“It’s just to remind all our customers that we’re still here and – if they get the opportunity – to come and see our Christmas tree.”

“It was an idea that just sprung out to my mind. Most importantly it was to try and have some good festive spirit and raise some money for two of our chosen charities.

“The first one is Cancer Research UK, and the reason we’ve chosen that charity is because we normally host coffee mornings during the year for them but with this year and the Covid-19 restrictions we have not been able to do that.

“So this is a little bit of something during the Christmas festivities to make people smile and,at the same time raise some money.

Is this the tallest tree in Lancashire?

“The other charity is Dementia UK, which is close personally to a few of us here as we’ve lost people and people have had that within our families.”

Ian said the reaction to the tree has been fantastic and he hopes more people will get the chance to see it.

He added: “We’ve seen lots of likes and clicks on Facebook and and traffic going past slows down, with people taking pictures. Obviously more people are coming now as word about the tree is getting out.”

Donations for the charities can be made via JustGiving pages, which can be found on the farm’s Facebook page, and collection boxes have also been placed in the farm shop for people to donate when they’re visiting in person.

Ian Daniel and his wife Linda Daniel

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