Tree of Light

It is that time of year again for the Rotary Clubs annual ‘Tree of Light‘, where people are invited to sponsor a light on the tree in memory of a loved one, or a cause that is dear to them. The monies that are raised are given to various charities, the choices are different each year.  Telford Hospice, Telford and Wrekin Young carers, Headway Shropshire and Alzheimer’s Society are the 2013 choices for my local Rotary clubs.

The name and symbolism of the ‘Tree of Light’ reminds us that there can be light and hope even in bleak circumstances.  The main aim of the ‘Tree of Light’ is to serve the public and the community which is at the heart of the Rotary organisation whose motto is ‘service above self”.

This post is in memory of my father, you can find a more detailed post about the ‘Tree of Light’ and why it means so much to me here.

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2013

4 Responses to “The Tree of Light”

  1. ubermouth says:

    That ’s very touching that you dedicate your post to your late father, Cherie.

    I have read a few of your posts about your dad and they never fail to touch me.

  2. rusty duck says:

    I love the idea of a Tree of Light.