Tree-mendous Charity Christmas Tree to aid Yorkshire’s wildlife

Castle Howard have launched their 2018 Christmas Tree Appeal with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as this year’s chosen charity.

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 donations from the Charity Tree will help us to continue our work across Yorkshire, from protecting our seas to empowering young people.

Castle Howard Christmas Tree

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!’

For more information about Christmas at Castle Howard, please visit www.castlehoward.co.uk.