BROMSGROVE’S Lights of Love has already got off to a fantastic start – and the trees in Bromsgrove and Rubery have not yet even been illuminated.
A fantastic £14,500 has already been pledged for the Primrose Hospice campaign, which enables residents to remember a loved one who is no longer with them by dedicating a light to them on one of the trees.
And bosses at the charity are hoping this year will eclipse last year’s £24,000 total.
In return for a donation, their name is included in one of the remembrance books placed around the Christmas trees in Bromsgrove and Rubery.
As well as being an act of remembrance, it is also a celebration of life.
The Bromsgrove Lights of Love Tree is ready to be lit up outside ASDA at 4.30pm tomorrow (Saturday). There, the names of loved ones will be displayed around the base of the tree and a book of remembrance will be on display in the town’s Methodist Church.
Ahead of the switch-on, there will be a Memorial Service at Bromsgrove Methodist Church at 4pm for those who wish to light a candle in memory of a loved one.
The Lights of Love tree in Rubery will be situated in New Road and a book of remembrance will be displayed in the information board by the tree.
The tree will be illuminated at Rubery’s Christmas lights switch-on at 5.30pm next Saturday (November 29).
Envelopes for donations are available at all Primrose Hospice shops and readers can use the cut-out coupon on this page.
For more information on the Lights of Love can visit www.primrosehospice.org or call 01527 889796.