a CHURCH is branching out to raise cash for charity with a Christmas tree festival.
Firth Park Methodist Church is opening its doors to the public between 10am and 3pm all week to give local residents the chance to look at all the Christmas trees decorated by local groups and businesses to raise cash for good causes.
Each tree has a collection pot beside it for visitors wishing to donate.
Macmillan Cancer Support, Water Aid and Neuro Care are among those expected to benefit from the festival.
Among the businesses and groups to have decorated a tree are Nat West Bank, Richardson’s DIY, TSB, Hairlines Hairdressers, Blundells estate agents and Springfield Vets.
Youngsters from the First Start Nursery in Firth Park have also decorated one.
Lynne Brand, from the church, said: “The church will be open for viewings between 10am and 3pm all week and it would be great if people could come and see all the trees.”