Thousands raised from Christmas tree collection

PUBLISHED: 08:22 08 January 2020 | UPDATED: 08:22 08 January 2020



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The Ashdon and Saffron Walden Young Farmers sent their thanks to Saffron Walden locals and neighbouring villages.

The message comes following a successful Christmas tree collection on Saturday, January 4, which raised thousands of pounds for charity. A suggested donation of £5 was indicated by the organisers for the initiative.

A spokesperson for the club said: "Ashdon and Saffron Walden Young Farmers would like to say a huge thank you to the residents of Saffron Walden and surrounding villages that supported our annual Christmas tree collection. We collected over 500 trees in total and raised an incredible £3,500 for Alzheimer's Research UK. Thank you once again and see you all next year."

Last year, 400 trees were collected, raising £2,800 for Mind in West Essex.

If you are interested in joining the group please email You can find out more on their Facebook page, Ashdon and Saffron Walden YFC, or on the Essex Young Farmers website.

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