To view the official photographs of this year’s Festival please follow the link at the bottom of the Menu list to the right.

With the Festival completed for another year we are delighted to announce that the Festival and associated events helped to raise in excess of £7,500 towards Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Particular thanks to Jonathan, his friends and family who brought in over £2,500 from their Bollywood evening alone!

Thanks to all who helped with the staging of the Festival in any way.


To celebrate out tenth annual Festival  of Christmas Trees we have commissioned a brand new 12118958_624523217690053_819646581274818110_nChildren’s illustrated story book: A Bagful of Stars.
Written by professional children’s author Addy Farmer from Crowle and illustrated by award winning illustrator Bridget Strevens it is a wonderful story designed to encourage the love of books in pre-school children.

The book will receive its World Premiere launch at the Festival of Christmas Trees on Friday 5th December. For details of the book signing session by the author and illustrator please see the post below.

You can obtain your own copy of the book at the Festival or you can pre-order now by visiting Addy’s website.

All the proceeds form the book will go to charities supported by the Rotary Club of Scunthorpe including £1 from each copy sold going to Lindsey Lodge Hospice.


The Rotary District 1270 Games were held in Scunthorpe for the first time this year.

Local Rotary Clubs worked together to host over 400 competitors from across the District at The Pods, on Sunday 26th April.

To view photos from the day, visit our online photo gallery.

If you would like to know more please visit:-

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On  a very wet Friday 1st October 17 local schools helped the Rotary Club of Scuthorpe plant 5000 crocus bulbs. The planting was part of the “Thanks for Life” project which aims to raise funds to assist Rotary International’s avowed intent to “End Polio Now”!

It is hoped that the purple crocuses will be in bloom by Rotary Day 2011 – February 23rd – when Rotarians across the UK and Ireland will be collecting  money in various ways to help conquer polio in the last remaining areas of the world where it is still a problem; particularly for children – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Every £1 raised in this campaign will pay for 5 doses of the special vaccine that will protect these children against polio forever.

The significance of the puple colour of the crocus flowers relates to the colour of ink dabbed on a child’s little finger when he or she has received the vaccine: “Purple Pinkie Power”!

Rotary International has been fighting to eradicate polio across the world since 1985.

The local children who have been helping to plant the bulbs will be able to say “I helped to rid the world of polio”. Schools involved included: Berkeley Infants, Bottesford Infants, Broughton Infants, Bushfield Road Infants, Enderby Road Infants, Frodingham Infants, Grange Lane Infants, Riddings Infants, Broughton Juniors, Bottesford Juniors, St Hughes, Westcliffe Primary, Riddings Juniors, Holme Valley Primary, Lincoln Gardens Primary, Parkwood Primary, St Augustine Webster RC Primary. In addition 3 other groups helped by planting bulbs – Lincolnshire House, Great Oaks and Yaddlethorpe Methodist Church.

Students at Broughton Junior School prepare to plant crocus bulbs outside the classroom windows.