It’s May, the bluebells are out in the river valleys on Dartmoor, the cuckoos are calling and it’s six weeks until the longest day so yesterday James Paxman, our Chief Executive, started selecting photographs for our 2011 Christmas cards!

They are a really important fundraiser for us and sell well every year, but it is a bit depressing to start thinking about Christmas quite so early. After all that snow last winter I’m sure we’ll have some great cards this year.