The Rotary Club of Wellington is proud to support the Telford Tree of Light.
The Tree of Light gives people the opportunity to commemorate the names of their loved ones. These names are then displayed around a Tree in the Telford Shopping Centre and in other locations around the borough of Telford & Wrekin. They are also printed in the local paper, the Telford Journal, and on the Tree of Light website. Over 5,000 names are now regularly remembered each year.
In addition to the opportunity to commemorate the names of loved ones, applicants are requested to donate a minimum of £5 per name to local charities. Fifty percent of the funds raised are given to the Severn Hospice with the remaining fifty percent shared between local charities nominated annually by each of the four Rotary clubs.
Work for the preparation of each year’s appeal continues throughout the year with representatives from each of the four local clubs. They and other volunteers meet from the end of October until Christmas to process names and donations. The processing of sponsorship forms presents a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with Rotarians from other Telford Clubs.
In September 2017 the Rotary Telford Tree of Light was presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Assistance is always required especially in the IT and publicity areas if you can help have a word with Peter Seaward, Dan Scollard-Kerr or David Lovatt.