Store bosses to donate Christmas trees to schools and charities across Leeds
Thousands of school children and charity volunteers in Leeds will feel the Christmas spirit as garden centre bosses plan to donate free Christmas trees.
Homebase's branch in Moor Allerton, North Leeds, are taking part in a nationwide plan to donate more than 1,000 spruces to schools, charities and community groups to kick start the festive season.
The generous donation is part of the company's 'communi-tree' initiative, which helps people "come together".
Christmas tree buyer for the company David Gillespie said: "Putting up the Christmas tree is often the moment when, for most of us, people come together and the festive season officially begins."
The Nordman Fir Christmas trees are now available to buy at the Moor Allerton store, and Homebase are calling for local schools, charities and community projects to contact them to be considered for a free tree.
It's thought around five schools or organisations in Leeds will be chosen as part of the scheme.
David added: "We're delighted to be supporting local communities across the country, including in Leeds by donating over a thousand trees to schools, charities and community groups to enable them to take part in this tree-mendously magical time of year with their own, real Christmas tree.
"All the trees are carefully nurtured throughout the year before being delivered into stores within a few days of being harvested and kept outside in the cold which keeps them fresh."
To be considered for a free tree, email [email protected] and put the name of your local store in the headline, or pop into the Homebase store in Moor Allerton, Leeds LS17 5NY with a letter addressed to the Store Manager by Sunday December 1.
Chosen schools and organisations will be contacted by Monday, December 2.