Posted By The Bower Inn

Christmas wishes for charity

In the run-up to Christmas we're inviting children to write their wishes on a cardboard star in return for a charitable donation to Dogs 4 Adoption and The National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT).

We will place our Christmas wishing tree in our bar area as we thought it would be a great way to raise money for our two charities of the year, Dogs 4 Adoption in Taunton and The National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) in Langport.

Children will be able to come into the bar area and write their wishes on a card star. These will then be tied to the tree in return for a donation to our chosen charities.

Dogs 4 Adoption is a registered charity based at St Giles Kennels in Wrantage, which is owned by the Linnell family. The organisation is responsible for taking and caring for all the stray dogs from the Taunton Deane and South Somerset areas.

The dogs are brought to them by the dog warden and if they are not reclaimed by their owners within the legal statutory time, Dogs 4 Adoption re-home them.

NAWT is one of the UK's top animal welfare charities operating five rehoming centres across the South of England.

The National Animal Welfare Trust was founded in 1971 as an independent charity. NAWT acquired Heaven's Gate Farm near Langport in the early 1990s. NAWT rehomed nearly 1,200 animals last year, mainly cats and dogs, but also rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and field animals.

We hope lots of parents bring their children along to pop their wishes on the tree and we hope all of them come true! Children will be able to make their wishes until Christmas Eve, December 24 and we will donate all the money raised to the two charities in January, 2017.

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