REDDITCH and Bromsgrove fundraisers for Guide Dogs have created an eye-catching attraction – at Worcester Cathedral.
The team have entered the cathedral’s Christmas tree competition and their display is winning plaudits all round.
Featuring cuddly toy pooches in all the nativity roles set into a beautiful Christmas tree, the aim is to raise awareness and boost support for Guide Dogs.
“It all started three years ago when we had the initial idea of entering, but we were too late for the cathedral as all their slots had gone,” said Helen Evans, from Brockhill.
Undaunted the following year they entered – and won – the Christmas tree competition at St Stephen’s Church in Redditch town centre.
With Covid putting paid to last year’s event, they threw everything into this year’s challenge at the cathedral.
“It took a lot of work putting it all together in my conservatory,” said mum of one Helen, who is also a puppy raiser and brood stock holder for Guide Dogs.
“We got hold of all the different teddies with all different breeds to do the nativity scene and it just went from there.”
The rise of Omicron has meant a change to the voting rules to determine the winner.
Now people are asked to visit the competition’s Facebook page and ‘like’ their favourite.
To see all the entries, and to cast your vote, visit Worcester Cathedral on Facebook or click: https://www.facebook.com/WorcesterCathedral/photos/a.4639285759483086/4639296726148656?type=3