THE ANNUAL Tree of Light service held at in Northfield by Mortons Funeral Directors has raised more than £1,200 for charity.
More than 800 people attended the poignant ceremony at the company’s headquarters on Bristol Road South to remember a lost loved one.
The poignant event featured carol singing, readings and refreshments.
People could put a personal message on a memorial star on the Christmas tree at Mortons’ premises.
The funds, which are still coming in, are being divided between the Salvation Army and Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice.
Sarah Case, managing director at Mortons, which has offices in Rubery, Northfield and Cotteridge, said: “The service and the stars on the tree are about remembering and sharing special memories with others, but we also know that people often like to make a donation to one or both of our charities, in recognition of their invaluable work.
“I am humbled by the huge generosity of those who support the Tree of Light, and we offer our sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped make this year’s service so powerful and memorable.”
Anyone wanting a memorial star on the Tree of Light can still do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0121 476 9111.