Christmas tree sale boosts lives of the disabled

TREE TOPS -- Brooke Farm service-users Lindsay Stevenson, Hayley Pidgeon and Philip Cooper with manager Ian Holland (left) and Hucknall Conservative county councillors Kevin Rostance and Mick Murphy (right)

TREE TOPS -- Brooke Farm service-users Lindsay Stevenson, Hayley Pidgeon and Philip Cooper with manager Ian Holland (left) and Hucknall Conservative county councillors Kevin Rostance and Mick Murphy (right)

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CHRISTMAS trees for sale at Brooke Farm in Linby are at the root of fundraising to provide training opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.

The venue on Main Street, which has been running since 1981, works with adults who grow and sell fruit, veg and plants.

Now they have turned their hand to selling Nordman fir and spruce Christmas trees that have been cultivated at other Notts County Council-run horticultural units for adults with learning disabilities at Worksop and Skegby.

All proceeds from the sales go back into providing training opportunities for people with disabilities to help improve their life skills and social skills.

Hucknall’s two Conservative county councillors, Kevin Rostance and Mick Murphy, paid a special visit to Brooke Farm to check out how trade was going.