Santa Paws – a jolly Father Christmas just for dogs – was in residence at the Northwood House Christmas Fair late in November and was hugely popular with canine friends – raising £450 for charity in the process.
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 was on hand during the Northwood House Christmas Fair to provide treats in his specially constructed grotto in the Community Hall. Over the 2 days, 112 very well-behaved dogs visited for a cuddle and a Christmas Portrait by a specialist canine photographer. It was a barking success!
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.