11th December 2020 — Gresham’s School in Holt is currently holding a Christmas Tree Festival to raise money for a local charity, The Treehouse in Holt. The school’s Chapel has been filled with over forty Christmas trees, all beautifully decorated by members of the Gresham’s community.
Trees represent every year group or boarding house at Gresham’s Senior, Prep and Pre Prep schools. The festival symbolically brings the whole Gresham’s family together under one roof at Christmas during a year when it has not been easy to meet together.
The School Chaplain, Father Jack Branford, came up with the idea and put a lot of work in to the organisation of the event. He said “I would like to thank everyone for all of their creativity and hard work in decorating their trees. They all look stunning and will create a beautiful atmosphere for Gresham’s upcoming Christmas events and services.”
The festival is raising money for two charities. The first is Gresham’s charity of the year, The Treehouse, which is a local charity situated in Holt that aims to help vulnerable children and adults within the community. The second is one of the school’s long term Christmas charity partners, the Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal (BEFA).