Autism charity set to benefit from tree sales

The Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company.
The Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company.

A county Christmas tree supplier is preparing its biggest ever sale all while bringing festive cheer to a local charity.

The Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company, based in Double Row near Seaton Delaval, is selling a bumper crop of more than 7,000 trees and has vowed to donate a portion of all sales to the Daisy Chain Project to help autistic children.

Edelweiss boss, Harry Laidler, said: “Daisy Chain is a fantastic charity which offers help and support families affected by autism and we thought we’d like to help them out too.

“The more trees we sell, the more we’ll be able to donate to the cause and with the huge selection of trees we have on offer, we’re expecting big things this year.

“The demand for a real Christmas tree continues to grow, which is why we’ve gone overboard again this year.

“We’ve been selling Christmas trees for 15 years, and every year we’ve had to buy more and more in to satisfy demand. This year we’ve already had a mountain of inquiries from the public and we expect to sell in excess of 7,000 in the run-up to Christmas.”

Santa’s Grotto will be open at The Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company every weekend until Sunday, December 13.