Clevedon Tree of Light campaign launched

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 08 November 2017

Last year's Tree of Light campaign raised hundreds of pounds.

Last year's Tree of Light campaign raised hundreds of pounds.

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The Times is supporting this year’s Clevedon Tree of Light campaign, which aims to raise funds for two charities.

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The project is organised by Clevedon Lions Club and allows people to leave messages for loved ones in exchange for a donation of at least £5.

This year’s proceeds will go towards the Stroke Association and Teenage Cancer Trust, as well as other Lions-supported charities.

Messages left on the tree will also be published in the Times during the Christmas period.

Lions president Paul Pollock said: “We aim to give those who have lost a dear friend or partner the opportunity to remember them at this time of year, as well as enabling them to support worthy charitable causes in the work that they do to help individuals in the community.”

Gordano Valley Leg Club and Bristol healthcare charity Above And Beyond were each given £500 from last year’s Tree of Light donations.

The Tree of Light will be switched on during a ceremony with Terry Mears from charity RE:MISSION at Clevedon Baptist Church in Queens Square at 11am on November 18.

Forms can be left at the church foyer from 10am to noon on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 18 to December 17.

Alternatively, they can be sent to: Lions Club of Clevedon, Apartment 222, The Hawthorns, Elton Road, Clevedon, BS21 7EH.

They should not be sent to the Times office.

MORE: Portishead launches its Tree of Light campaign

Meanwhile, the schedule for this year’s Clevedon Lions Club Santa float has also been revealed.

The float will get its first outing of the year on December 4 when it will visit roads including Sumerlin Drive, Northern Way, Brookfield Walk, Kelting Grove and Kenn Moor Drive.

It will then head to a different part of the town on various days until December 20.

Money collected will be put towards the club’s Dream Scheme, which provides funding to local projects which will benefit the community.

The Lions has awarded 20 grants totalling around £10,000 in the past two years.

Previous recipients have included All Saints Primary School, Clevedon Gymnastics Club and North Somerset Play Forum.

Entries for next year’s funding will be accepted on January 1.

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