Tree of Light appeals launched

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 November 2012

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CLEVEDON residents can once again dedicate a star to a loved one in the run-up to Christmas.

The Rotary Club of Clevedon will again put up its Tree of Light in the town’s Baptist church in Queens Square to raise money for charity.

The appeal allows the public to make a donation in return for a star being placed on the tree bearing the name of a person to be remembered.

This year, donations will be given to Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK and Rotary-supported charities.

The tree will be lit at 11am on November 24 by BBC weather presenter Jemma Cooper. Congresbury Brass will play from 10.30am.

Anyone wishing to dedicate a star to a loved one can fill in a form featured in this week’s paper and send it, along with a cheque made payable to The Rotary Club of Clevedon, to Rotary Club, 29 Edward Road, Clevedon, BS21 7DS. Alternatively, completed forms and cheques can be placed in a box at Boots in Queens Square.

A club member will also be at the church every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10am to noon until Christmas Eve.

* ONCE again this year, the Times has also teamed up with Portishead Christmas lights committee to support its Tree of Light campaign.

Lights on the festive tree above Somerset Hall, in The Precinct, will sparkle in memory of loved ones throughout December and into the New Year.

To take part all you need to do is complete the form in this week’s paper and return it with a minimum donation of £5. Every single penny donated will go toward the lights and the names of all those remembered will be published in the paper the week before Christmas.

Details of people remembered will also be displayed on a screen in the shop window of Freemans Home Entertainment Centre in High Street. Photographs can be included and should be emailed to lorraineschneider23@gmail.com They can also be provided on disk or as hard copy attached to the form. These should be sent to Lorraine Schneider at 23 Heron Gardens, Portishead BS20 7DH.

Portishead Christmas lights will be switched on at 6.30pm on November 26 from the Precinct.


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