The Hoppers Crossing Apex Club will continue a Christmas tradition – selling Christmas trees next month.

The club has been selling fresh pine trees for more than 30 years. This year, the profits from the sale of the trees will go towards the club’s Community Grant Program – which makes donations to charitable causes – and also motor neurone disease (MND) research.

President Mathew O’Donnell said that in September, the club lost life member John Ray to the illness.

“We all know that MND is an insidious disease, however when a close friend or family member is diagnosed and then succumbs to the illness, you get an up close and personal reminder of what MND is, and its effect on an individual,” Mr O’Donnell said.

He said the Apex Club would combine the profits it made from the Christmas tree sales with proceeds from other fundraising efforts during the next six to nine months, in the hopes of raising at least $10,000 for MND research.

The club’s Christmas tree sales event will be held on the weekends of December 2-3, and December 9-10, at the club’s shed on Derrimut Road, next to the Hoppers Crossing CFA (across the road from the Encore Events Centre).

Details visit hopperscrossingapex.org.au or apexchristmastrees.com.au