Dobbies announces Perthshire winners of national charity campaign

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Dobbieshas donated real Christmas trees to some amazing community groups from across Perthshire.

Groups across Perthshire were invited to nominate themselves to receive a real Christmas tree donation, as part of Dobbies’ Not Your Average Community campaign, which was delivered in partnership with Needlefresh.

Heart-warming stories from across the region were shared with the Dobbies team, from community groups to day centres, including Crieff Connexions and New Rannoch Day Centre.

The winners were invited along to collect their very own Nordmann Fir tree, Dobbies’ most popular tree due to its needle retention and shape, to help brighten their spaces.

Dobbies’ Horticultural Director, Marcus Eyles, said; “We were really moved by all the nominations and can’t thank our communities in Perthshire enough for putting forward their suggestions. It’s great to see the positive work that many of these local causes are carrying out. 

“It’s our pleasure to do what we can to bring some festive cheer to local communities this year. We wouldn’t have been able to get this campaign off the ground without the generous support from Needlefresh and we extend our thanks to their team.”

Dobbies is committed to sustainability and all the real Christmas trees sold are grown from specially selected seeds, taken from hand-picked cones which have been left to dry and nurtured into seedlings. The growing team at Needlefresh use specialist pruning techniques to create a bushy and uniform shape by hand, reducing any impact on the surrounding environment and protecting the animals and plants in and around the tree base.

Perth Gazette