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Knitted Christmas Tree goes on display in Norwich

November 28 2013

A 15 foot knitted Christmas tree build by Livability supporters will be on display at The Forum, Norwich, from 30th November 2013 until 5 January 2014.

Christmas tree webAt 1pm on Saturday 30th November local MP Chloe Smith will help launch the tree’s residency at The Forum and will lead a charitable collection to raise funds for disabled people.

The tree was built in 2010 when local fundraisers came together to create a Christmas tree challenge to raise funds for the Livability’s John Grooms Court residential care home in Sprowston Road, Norwich.

People were asked knit squares and decorations which together would be hung on a wooden framework to create a 15 foot Christmas tree. After an overwhelming response, 600 knitters created over 4,600 green squares for leaves and nearly 2000 tree decorations. The tree has already helped raise. thousands of pounds for disabled people.

In addition to Saturday’s launch, on Monday 2nd December at 1pm Sheila Ferguson of the 60s singing group The Three Degrees, who is currently starring in Cinderella at the Theatre Royal, will be coming to The Forum to welcome back the knitted Christmas tree.

John Grooms Court, Sprowston Road, Norwich, is home to 29 young disabled adults. The majority have multiple and complex disabilities such as MS, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson’s. The care home is run by national disability charity Livability.

The Forum is based at 2 Millennium Plain, Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1TF.

For anyone who cannot visit The Forum but would like to support John Grooms Court, donations can be made to The Knitted Christmas Tree, John Grooms Court, 215 Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4HX. Cheques should be made payable to: Livability John Grooms Norwich.

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