Firgus, the East Cheshire Hospice virtual Christmas tree, has enjoyed a summer holiday – unlike the rest of us!
His travels took him far and wide, raising an impressive £4,750 for the Hospice.
He started his month-long journey camping in Macclesfield Forest and also sent postcards from an Algarve beach, surfing in Australia, celeb spotting in LA and a catch up with Santa at the North Pole.
Hospice supporters denied their own travels by Covid-19 entered into the spirit of things with generous donations.
Firgus’ foreign adventure was the idea of Pete Chapman and wife Heather. Pete and friend Richard Raymond are co-founders of the Christmas tree collection which has been running for 20 years in aid of the Hospice.
Pete Chapman (left) and Richard Raymond post Firgus’ holiday progress on the notice board in Prestbury.
Richard said: “It was a little bit of fun and a way for our loyal Christmas tree supporters to help the Hospice at a time when its fundraising activities have been badly affected.
“We’d like to thank everyone who contributed and it won’t be long before we turn our attentions towards our usual Christmas collection.”
A picture competition themed on ‘What Your Christmas Tree Does in Summer?’ was won by the Ashworth family from Prestbury with their tree sporting sunglasses in a paddling pool.
The Ashworth family winning picture