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Malvern Tree of Light 2013
2:00pm Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
LIGHTS will once again be shining out in memory of lost loved ones in Malvern over Christmas.
Members of Malvern Rotary Club are already hard at work making preparations for their annual Tree of Light which will illuminate Priory Park in the runup to Christmas.
The fund-raising initiative is now in its 11th year and has raised close to £100,000 for worthy causes.
Over the last decade it has become a well-established symbol of remembrance for people who have lost friends or family members and once again the Malvern Gazette is delighted to offer its support.
As ever, Rotarians will be stringing lights on a 100-foot tall conifer at the back of Malvern Theatres, which can be dedicated in exchange for a donation to charity.
A list if sponsors’ names and the lives remembered will be displayed in Malvern Theatres, as well as online at malverngazette.co.uk.
This year 30 per cent of proceeds will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The remaining 10 per cent will go to other Rotary causes. Rotary president Mick Wasley believes the Tree of Light is important not just as a fund-raising event but as a valued community initiative for the people of Malvern.
“We are so pleased our Tree of Light has become recognised as an integral part of Christmas celebrations for many in Malvern,” he said.
The lights will be switched on during a special ceremony on Monday, December 2.
They will remain lit each evening until January 5.
Call 01684 563429 for a dedication form.
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