Now that we're rapidly heading towards December, it's not altogether surprising to see the odd Christmas tree springing up here and there. Blenheim Palace has started to deck the halls, and a dog-loving member of staff contacted Dogs Trust Evesham to make sure that one tree was dedicated to Dogs Trust!
Shauna Stedman, the Centre's Supporter Relations Officer, rolled up her sleeves and channelled Laurence Llewellyn Bowen to fill a gorgeous seven foot tree with baubles featuring dogs seeking homes. The silver, sparkly branches were soon liberally dotted with bright yellow and hopefully many of the dogs spotted on the tree will be on their way to forever homes. There will also be a collection tin placed near the tree just in case anyone passing is willing to dig deep for us; we know cash is tight right now and every penny is very much appreciated.
The tree is one of four charity trees featured by Blenheim Palace as part of their "The Spirit Christmas Past, Present and Future" display. All the charity trees will be placed in the Future section in the hope that we will head towards an ever more generous future.
Now if you don't feel warm and fluffy after a story like that then there's nothing for it but to break out the mulled wine...