A CHRISTMAS 'real' Tree Festival is being held to celebrate the 175th anniversary of St John the Evangelist Church in Lostock Gralam.

B&Q Northwich has kindly offered to donate the trees in memory of Joyce Jackson, a much loved member of staff who died earlier this year from cancer.

Money raised will go towards the repair of the church spire and Cancer Research.

The festival is open on Friday, December 6 from 12 noon to 4pm, Saturday, December 7 from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday, December until 4pm.

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Visitors will also be able to see the trees on other occasions throughout the Christmas period including Open Church on Tuesday morning.