Tree should raise reams of cash

Stockport Express - - Business -

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

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