Garden centre Christmas tree sales fundraise for Malawi plantings

Even with stretched budgets households around the country will be pulling out all the stops to enjoy a traditional Christmas this year complete with a cut Christmas tree. It is estimated some eight million real trees - including Nordmann fir, Norway spruce and Scots pine - are sold through November and early December as we prepare for the big day.

Laura Massey and Chris Day Ripple Africa charity

For the third year running Buckingham Garden Centre working with local UK charity, Ripple Africa, to help raise money and awareness of tree planting in Malawi. The Garden Centre will be pledging 50p to the charity for every Christmas tree sold. For every 50p donated, that is two trees planted in Malawi.

Geoffrey Furber of Ripple Africa said: “We are very grateful to Buckingham Garden Centre for supporting our tree planting in Malawi again this year. This has been another successful year with farmers communities and schools planting trees. A total of over two million trees will be planted out in the coming rainy season in December and then we will be registering more farmers to plant trees for the next year.”

To donate to Ripple Africa’s plant a tree campaign, visit or text one of the following numbers:

To Donate £3 to plant 12 trees text: XMASTREE to 70331

To Donate £5 to plant 20 trees text: XMASTREE to 70970

To Donate £10 to plant 40 trees text: XMASTREE to 70191

To find out more about Ripple Africa visit 

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