11th December 2017

A time for giving in Bradford on Avon

The Giving Tree is a working tree which serves to support the excellent work of two highly respected charities in the local community – Bath Cats and Dogs Home and Julian House for the Homeless.

Donating at the Giving Tree: Sal Hawkins, Chris Curtis and Jeni Mayor 
with dogs Neo, Frida and Otis – Photo Lydia Booth Photography
The fifteen foot Nordic Pine looks especially beautiful as a focal point at Lamb Yard and has been decorated with the help of local school children who have created glass decorations with the help of glass artist Alex Compton.   The Giving Tree was set up by teacher and local resident Christopher Curtis who wanted to help Bradford on Avon shine at Christmas time and also serve as an easy to reach collection point for the chosen charities.
Members of the community are invited to donate gifts which are collected each day.
  • Sealed and in-date dog and cat food
  • New dog and cat toys
  • New pet blankets and bedding
“Bath Cats and Dogs Home is thrilled that thanks to local resident Chris Curtis, there will be a Giving Tree in Bradford on Avon again this year. This is the third year running that the Giving Tree has been in place and gifts of treats and toys for the animals in our care is so appreciated. This will make their lives a little happier this Christmas whilst they are waiting to find their new forever homes. Our warmest wishes to all those who are able to donate.”
(Rachel Jones, Head of Fundraising, Bath Cats and Dogs Home)
To support Julian House, please donate:
  • Sealed and in date toiletries
  • Sealed and in date cereals, rice, tea/coffee, sugar. 
“Everyone at Julian House is extremely grateful for all the support from the Bradford On Avon community. The donated items to the Giving Tree are very needed and it’s also very encouraging for the men and women staying at Julian House to know that the community are thinking about them.”
Cathy Adcock, Area Funding Manager, Julian House

With the Doghouse and Co-op right next to the tree, if you forget to bring something into town, you can always nip in and buy a last minute item to donate.