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MP backs church Christmas Tree Festival

The annual Christmas Tree Festival at 900-year-old St Luke’s Church in Cannock, Staffordshire, will hold its annual Christmas Tree Festival from Thursday 30 November to Saturday 2 December.

Dozens of trees decorated by members of the local community, charities and businesses make for a bright festive display which is open for free admission. The church will open each day of the festival from 10.30am to 4.30pm.
 
On Friday 1 December, from 7.30pm, there will be a Christmas concert, with the St Luke’s Choir and the Aldridge Ukulele Band, with the audience sat amongst the Christmas Trees. Admission to the Christmas concert is by tickets, costing £5 each, which are available from the Church Office (Tel: 01543 502131 or email stlukesparish@btconnect.com).
 
One of the trees at the festival will be from local MP Amanda Milling, who is using it to promote awareness of breast cancer. “It is fantastic that so many groups, organisations and businesses come together to take part in this amazing event,” she said.
 
“My tree will be in aid of breast cancer research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it in their lifetime, and every year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease.
 
“I hope my tree will help spread a message of hope while encouraging people to support breast cancer research charities, so that we can help stop breast cancer taking the lives of those we love.”

Photo: Amanda Milling MP (Conservative, Cannock Chase), decorates a Christmas Tree at St Luke's Church in Cannock, Staffordshire, assisted by six-year-old Eliza and her mother Rachael.

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