GROUPS, businesses and individuals are invited to take part in this year's Christmas Tree Festival at Wordsley's Red House Glass Cone.

The event will run from November 17 until January 5 and will see the Camp Hill visitor attraction transformed into a winter wonderland.

Groups and businesses are asked to provide uniquely decorated trees for the display, which will help to raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s chosen charities through donations.

Anyone submitting a tree is asked to make a £5 donation which will help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and Black Country.

Anyone in the community is welcome to take part.

Previous participants include schools, brownie groups, local businesses, churches and charities.

Councillor Ian Kettle, Dudley's cabinet member responsible for tourism, said: "The Christmas Tree Festival at the cone is a lovely way to get into the festive spirit and give local businesses, schools and charities to promote their work while also raising money for the mayor’s charities.

"People can apply now for a place at the end of November and I hope that even more people take part this year."

Any organisation that wishes to display a tree must apply before November 3.

For more information, including guidelines on how a tree should be presented, call 01384 815571.