Tree should raise reams of cash
STOCKPORT office technology provider Midshire has been getting festive for local children’s charity Francis House by building a Christmas tree entirely from office photocopier paper.
Constructed using more than 300 layered reams of A4 and A3 paper, the tree measures 6ft 4in and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, who can then use the paper themselves.
Now in its 11th year, the charity’s annual Festival of Christmas Trees will showcase trees adorned with seasonal decorations and gifts from companies, social clubs and supporters of Francis House at the Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays.
Group marketing manager at Midshire, Adrienne Topping, said: “In previous years we’ve decorated our tree with origami, but this time we wanted to do something even more creative that reflected our business and would be really useful to the winner.
“Donating a year’s supply of office paper to compliment the photocopying and printing equipment we supply seemed appropriate.”
The Festival of Christmas Trees display is located on the second floor of the Lowry Outlet.
Midshire’s tree will be on display until December 10, when it will be auctioned to the highest bidder.
●●Mary and Alan Gillatt from Francis House with the Midshire tree