Turn over a new leaf this Christmas

Monday 4th December 2017

image Richard Clark

As shoppers tie themselves in knots trying to decide what to buy people this festive season, Northumberland Wildlife Trust has come up with an alternative gift idea for people who want to splash the cash, not just at Christmas, but throughout the whole year

For, the wildlife charity has installed an elegantly sculpted ‘Giving Tree’ at its Hauxley Discovery Centre on Druridge Bay which it hopes will ‘flourish’ in support of its conservation work around the region.

It is hoped that people with a love for nature will purchase a leaf to remember a special person no longer with them, mark a special occasion or just as an alternative to buying something from the high street or online, with a beautiful gold, silver or bronze leaf inscribed with an individual message. The leaf is then attached to the tree and the more leaves it sports, the more beautiful it will become.

Talking about the tree, Alex Lister, Druridge Bay Living Landscapes Manager says: “What do you buy the person who has everything or who doesn’t like the commercialism of Christmas? Well, the answer is a leaf on our ‘Giving Tree’. It’s also a wonderful way to remember a loved one or special person who is no longer around and lasts much longer than a perfume set or box of chocolates.”

To find out more visit: www.nwt.org.uk/givingtree