Christmas tree will erected in Oadby this week due to generous donations

By Conor de Smith

Oadby will have a Christmas tree on display this year after two businesses donated to pay for it last week.

The town was set to go without a festive tree after two previous trees were heavily vandalised last year, rendering them unusable.

An appeal was launched by Love Oadby last Thursday morning asking for local businesses, individuals and volunteers to help fund a 20ft tree.

Knightsbridge Estate Agents and Oadby Plastics promptly responded to ensure that a tree will be anchored in Oadby’s town centre shopping precinct.

After working with Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, the tree is set to be erected this week with lights and tinsel.

Luke St Clair, co-founder of Love Oadby, said: “I am pleased to say that two local businesses have come forward to help fund the Christmas tree that will go up in the precinct. It is going to be a fantastic tree so a big thank you to those two companies.

“We have been working with the local council to get it all organised so, all being well, we should have a tree in Oadby this year so everyone can come and enjoy it.”

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