PRESS RELEASE – 13th December 2019
Santa Paws – a jolly Father Christmas just for dogs – was in residence at the Northwood House Christmas Fair on 23 & 24th November and was a hugely popular with our canine friends and raising £450 for the charity.
Cowes pooches take advantage of the public parkland surrounding Northwood House throughout the year – greeting each other with waggy tails and friendly sniffs on the paths and lawns while their owners enjoy the fabulous views over the Solent.
For the fourth year Santa Paws has been on hand during the Northwood House Christmas Fair to provide treats in his specially constructed grotto in the Community Hall.
Over the two days 112 very well-behaved dogs visited for a cuddle and a Christmas Portrait by our specialist canine photographer. It was a barking success!
“Thanks so much for the photos – I think I look great, not so sure about mum n dad! Hope you raised lots of money” – Love Tilly Scrumptious
“Thank you so much for sending through Lana’s photos – we all think they are wonderful.”
Donations are collected for Northwood House Charitable Trust to help fund enhancements to the House and Park. This year improvements in the park have included refurbishing benches, planting hedging at the car park entrance, repainting the nunnery steps and adding lighting, and continuing repairs to the paths.
About Northwood House
Northwood House is an iconic grade II* listed Georgian manor house set in beautiful Northwood Park in the heart of Cowes.
The Estate has a rich history of hosting events and celebrations of all kinds. Purchased in 1793 by George Ward, a successful London merchant, the House was rebuilt and extensively decorated by his son, George Henry Ward. Many lavish parties were thrown by the Wards throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras when the Island was a popular destination for the royal family.
The house was gifted to Cowes Urban District Council in 1929. In 2012 Northwood House Charitable Trust Co. Ltd was established to ensure the maintenance and development of the estate for the continued benefit of the residents and visitors to Cowes.
About the Northwood House Community Hall – The Stables
The Community Hall is in the converted stable block on the south side of the main house. There is a spacious main room, private toilets and a small kitchen for self-catering events. Affordably priced and available for hire by the hour The Stables welcomes a range of Isle of Wight community groups throughout the year.
Recent press releases are available at https://www.northwoodhouse.org/charitable-trust/newsroom/
For further information please contact:
T: 01983 293642
Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd
The Trustee of Northwood House Charitable Trust – Registered Charity No 276153
Registered Office: Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8AZ
Registered Charity 1150641 | A Charitable Company: Reg No 8025757 | VAT No 158 5092 89
www.northwoodhouse.org| (01983) 293642
This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.