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Christmas tree sales to support Syrian refugees

Catherine Armstrong, one of the business partners at Sunnyhills with the Christmas trees they are selling.

Catherine Armstrong, one of the business partners at Sunnyhills with the Christmas trees they are selling.

A north Northumberland farm shop is donating money from every Christmas tree sold this festive season to support Syrian refugees.

Sunnyhills Farm Shop, in Belford, is selling Nordman Christmas trees this year and from now until Chrismas Eve, they will be donating £5 from every tree sold to Oxfam’s Syria Christmas Appeal to help see the refugees through the winter.

Since the fighting broke out in the Middle Eastern country, the UN estimates that up to 100,000 people have been killed and two million have fled to neighbouring countries.

Children are among the hardest hit and there are one million child refugees, three-quarters of which are under the age of 11.

The team at Sunnyhills decided to support the appeal after Brenda and Robert Jackson, the owners of the farm shop, saw the appeal launched on TV last week and were moved to help.

Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery visited a Jordanian refugee camp to launch Oxfam’s appeal to raise funds to help Syrian refugee families who urgently need blankets, clothes and heating to survive the bitter winter cold.

 

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