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Community helps to spread festive spirit

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Camphill Tiphereth were selected as the judge’s choice winner in the Balerno Christmas Tree Festival

A community for those with learning disabilities has helped to spread Christmas spirit.

This year Tiphereth Camphill in Edinburgh were the judge’s choice winner in the Balerno Christmas Tree Festival.

Designed as an outdoor trail this year to adhere with Covid regulations, the festival has seen trees decorated by local schools, organisations and groups across Currie and Balerno.

The competition was judged by BBC Radio Scotland’s Singer/Songwriter of the year 2019, Mike McKenzie

Tiphereth's quality manager Sandy Walton said: “All the decorations were handmade by a group of Tiphereth members who have been isolating in their care home bubbles since March. Unable to return to their usual activities at Tiphereth and Garvald they have been active as a new group learning basket making amongst other crafts. The tree features willow stars, a willow weaving feature learned during their basket making.”

Funds raised from the festival, which took place on Saturday 12 December, support charity the Harmeny Education Trust’s Learning for Life Appeal, which aims to expand specialist support and education services and help more young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

 

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