March mum Mrs Rudolph has the most Christmassy name in the UK, says national society

PUBLISHED: 13:43 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:43 13 December 2017

Donna Rudolph's son Oscar in front of their Christmas tree at their March home.

Donna Rudolph's son Oscar in front of their Christmas tree at their March home.

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A national competition has found that the person with the most Christmassy name comes from Fenland.

Donna Rudolph's Christmas tree outside her March home. Donna Rudolph's Christmas tree outside her March home.

The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) launched a UK-wide search to find someone with a festive name and chose mum Donna Rudolph of March

Donna secured hundreds of votes in a public poll.

The mum of three, beat Val Spruce, Holly Berry, Harri Christmas and Chris Tingly to the title, and is now enjoying her prize - a seven foot high real Christmas tree, donated by grower Fred Bassett from Wisbech.

Donna Rudolph's with Fred Barrett choosing her Christmas tree. Donna Rudolph's with Fred Barrett choosing her Christmas tree.

She said: “I share my name with two of Father Christmas’ reindeers which has always attracted amusement in my family.

“I was very excited to hear that I had won the competition to find the person with the most Christmassy name in the UK.

“I love Christmas and have never had a real tree but thanks to this competition along with the magical experience and positive comments I have received, I will be having a real Christmas tree from now on.

“Christmas has got off to a great start in the Rudolph household this year.”

Harry Brightwell, secretary of the BCTGA added: “We wanted to do something fun this year to help raise awareness of why real Christmas trees are a better purchase choice than artificial ones and this competition really captured the imagination of people around the UK.

“We had more than 100 people nominated and over a thousand people took part in the poll to choose Donna. We really hope they have a lovely Christmas.”

Donna went along to the Wisbech-based farm to pick out her real tree.

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