SEVEN schools have accepted a great Christmas tree “decorating challenge” and the results will be on show at Macmillan’s Haslemere and District Christmas fair tomorrow at Grayshott village hall.

During the last few weeks year three pupils from Grayshott Primary School, St Edmund’s, Camelsdale, The Royal School, Liphook Junior School, Amesbury and Beacon Hill have been busy creating Christmas ornaments from recycled materials and have decorated a tree that will be entered into the challenge.

Each visitor attending the fair will be eligible to vote for the most appealing Christmas tree.

The event has been sponsored by the Chocolate Frog Company who have donated not only the bare Christmas trees but also the prizes for the first, second and third place winners of book tokens to add to the winning schools’ library.

There will be 40 exhibitors at the fair and stalls selling handmade gifts, jewellery, fashion, decorations, food and drink, arts and crafts, and the Macmillan canteen for light lunches, teas and cakes.

Santa will be in his “ice grotto“ while adults can sample few tasters, sip mulled wine and soak up the carols. The fair runs from 10.30am to 3pm and entry is £3, wth children under 16 free.

Pictured are Macmillan Haslemere and district treasurer Jan Bebbington, tree decorating challenge innovator Russell Cupitt and Chocolate Frog’s Julie Bevis. Picture by Pear Tree Portraits