|The forest starts to grow|
Not their fault of course. They couldn't have anticipated that we'd be involved in an FA Cup tie against a property development company in Buckinghamshire but it was bad luck all the same.
Actually the event itself strikes me as being a sound and interesting one, with the National Trust contacting local community groups and asking them to create and decorate a Christmas tree that reflects their particular organisation. AFC Wimbledon had been contacted as we used the new exhibition space for our school flag display earlier in the year and as the park is busy with shoppers, walkers and other assorted locals out for the festive season I was more than happy to take up the offer. It could be fun and a chance to be a bit inventive and it might also provide something that could be used at the stadium or elsewhere to show what we do to a wider audience.
My basic idea was to have a tree decorated in Yellow & Blue and with laminated photos of activities we have been invovled with over the last year. On the back were descriptions of what it was all about and who it was aimed at. From Haydon to the Big Blast Band, Marie's Run to Cub's and their Artist badge, we covered them all!
I think the final result was quite acceptable, but I did have to deliver it a day early on the Saturday morning as there was no way I could be around to do it on the actual day. I wasn't the only one though and a few other trees were also in position, so it was fun having a look at them as well.
The exhibition is on for a couple of weeks and with a Christmas Fair and Farmers Market next Saturday, it could be worth a visit if you're thinking of popping up to Barnet on the Northern Line!
(For more pictures take a look at the AFC Wimbledon Facebook page.)