Shrewsbury Severn Tree of Light

Shrewsbury Severn Tree of Light


The ever-popular fundraising Rotary Tree of Light is to be finally installed in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, at the beginning of next month.

Shrewsbury Severn Rotary Club announced today that the Tree of Light will be installed in the Bell Tower on December 3 and will remain in place until the end of the year. Said Tree of Light organiser Rotarian Iain Gilmour: “This will provide some cheerful news for Tree of Light donors and those who appreciate its presence at this time of year. We are delighted that installation of the Tree of Light, albeit smaller this year, can go ahead and we thank the Leaton Estate who are providing this year’s tree free of charge. It will once again provide an opportunity for people to make a £5 donation for a light in memory of a loved one past or present at a time of year when we all hope to be together. Due to coronavirus, this year is particularly difficult and whilst we cannot replace the love and friendships of people we know or knew we can help others in need and make a dedication to those loved ones.

People can purchase their Tree of Light dedication online at If donations are gift aided this will add 25p to every pound donated.

Over the years the Tree of Light has raised many thousands of pounds for local charities – this year’s being Age UK Shropshire, Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.”

Added Iain: “Whilst coronavirus has forced the cancellation of the Tree of Light dedication service, at least once the current lockdown restrictions are over we can go ahead with the installation.”

The 2019 Rotary Tree of Light Dedication Service
Julian Wells

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