AUDLEM District Amenities Society (ADAS) has launched an appeal for funding ahead of the Christmas period.

Every year volunteers from ADAS decorate the village with Christmas displays and the cost of this work is offset by the group's fundraising efforts.

But the Covid-19 pandemic has forced ADAS to curtail these efforts, meaning the group are now appealing to the public for donations.

A spokesman for ADAS explained.

"Despite the restrictions imposed on our community this year the work of ADAS to provide colourful summer and winter displays in our village has not ceased," they said. "Small Christmas trees will soon be decorated and the big tree in the village centre erected.

"This is only a small part of the work volunteers carry out and is wonderful to hear praise and admiration from locals and visitors alike.

"Without the support of the community and ADAS fundraising events this would be impossible.

"Unfortunately this year ADAS has not been able to run any fundraising events and are relying on community donations and sponsorship to support our work.

"If you are able to donate to ADAS please pick up a subscription envelope from Williams newsagent or the Flower Divas in the village.

"Of course any donation throughout the year would be very gratefully received.

"Additionally, if anyone could sponsor a small tree please see Sam in the Flower Divas.

"You can also donate online by visiting!/DonationDetails"