RESIDENTS in south Birmingham and Rubery can remember someone special who has passed away at Morton’s 13th annual Tree of Light remembrance service on Sunday, December 5, writes Holly Martin.
The funeral directors is inviting people to have the names of their loved ones and a personal message written on stars so they can be placed on the tree at the Northfield branch to remember them.
Sarah Case, the managing director of Mortons, said: “Christmas is a difficult time for those who’ve experienced loss, no matter how much time has passed.
“The Tree of Light brings comfort to members of the local community and enables them to come together and be reminded that they’re not alone.”
After last year’s virtual service working so well, Mortons have decided to keep this years’ service online to make it more accessible.
This year, Mortons has invited the family of the late Conna O’Toole from Northfield to place the first memorial star on the tree, to pay tribute to Conna- a cherished brother, son, uncle and boyfriend who sadly passed away earlier this year, aged just 25.
Charitable donations are not needed but those wishing to make a contribution can donate to Mortons’ charity partners, whose missions are more poignant this year than ever – the Salvation Army and Mind. In its 12 years, the Tree of Light service has raised more than £12,000 for good causes.
Those wanting to take part can visit mortonsfunerals.co.uk/treeoflight/ or call 0121 476 9111.
After completing a request form on the website, the Mortons team will write the name and message on the star on the person’s behalf and place it on the tree.
The service will be available to view on the website from Sunday.