Castle Howard has launched their 2018 Christmas Tree Appeal with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as this year’s chosen charity.
A longstanding tradition, the Charity Christmas Tree stands outside the magnificent 19th century Chapel and greets visitors on their magical journey through the decked out halls and festive themed rooms of the House.
The Charity Tree this year is at one with nature, decorated with birds, pine cones and delicate snowflakes. Adding the finishing touch to what is one of the most festive Christmas experiences, the Charity Tree reminds visitors of the joy of giving and the spirit of goodwill with all donations going to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
The charity, which works to create a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone, looks after over 100 nature reserves across Yorkshire and has been involved in many important projects over its 70-year history. From protecting seas and coastlines and campaigning to save important habitats, to empowering young people to become Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust continues to play a huge part in protecting Yorkshire’s wildlife.
The region’s stunning natural landscape and the wildlife that makes its home here is a subject close to the heart for many at the Yorkshire estate. “Landscape and conservation have always been at the heart of Castle Howard,” says Nicholas Howard, of Castle Howard. “Looking after our natural heritage is just as vital as preserving our magnificent buildings and monuments and, as stewards of the land, we believe it is important to protect and enhance our native wildlife. We are delighted to be supporting the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and their vital work with our Christmas Tree Appeal.”
The sentiment was echoed by Amanda Spivack, Director of Fundraising and Engagement at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who said, “We’re very excited to be part of Castle Howard’s Christmas Tree Appeal this year. It’s a fantastic way for people to support their local Wildlife Trust and the kind donations will help us to make Yorkshire a wilder place, both for wildlife and for people!”