Tree of Light 2019 Switch On by Oswestry's Mayor and Carols with The Marches Choir

Fri 29th November 2019 at 16.30 - Sun 29th December 2019 - 17.15

Switch On of the 2019 Tree of Light on its new location on Festival Square.

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At Christmastime each year we all enjoy giving and receiving presents. Over the last 20 or more years the Rotary Club of Oswestry has run its annual Tree of Light Appeal around this time to raise funds in support of a number of local charities by allowing members of the public to commemorate a significant event in their life by lighting a bulb on their Tree of Light for a minimum donation of £5.00.  

Donors may mark happy events such as a marriage, the safe birth of a child or even a graduation or new job to share their good fortune with others.  Many donors take the opportunity to mark the sad passing of a loved one by recording their name in a Book of Remembrance.

After many years of valued support by Sainsbury’s supermarket the Tree of Light will this year, by arrangement with Oswestry Town Council, be on Oswestry’s Festival Square next to Pickles Card and Gift Shop where the Book of Remembrance will be kept throughout the appeal.  

The Tree of Light Appeal 2019 will be launched by the Switch On of the tree lights by Oswestry Town Council’s Mayor and Mayoress Councillors, Mr John Price and Mrs Joyce Barrow, at 5:00pm on Friday 29th November on Festival Square with music for carols and festive songs beforehand by the Band and Choir of The Marches School.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Switch On, join in the festive singing and get the appeal off to a great start so please mark the 29th November in your diary and go along - the more the merrier!

If you would like to donate to the appeal you may download a Sponsor Form here and return it, together with your cheque, to the the address on the form or sponsor via the Club’s Virgin Money Giving website - all details can be found on  You will also be able to donate beforehand and ask for a Sponsor Form when Oswestry Rotary Club members carry out a street collection on Saturday 23rd November to publicise the appeal.

Last year the appeal raised over £6,000 and supported 11 local charities including The Movement Centre, Connect For Life and Hope House.  With the support of their business sponsors including to date Dairi-Pak Ltd, Starbuck on Management, E.C. Hollywell Ltd, Lanyon Bowdler and Morris Cook & Co and the many members of the general public who generously sponsor a light, they hope to beat that figure this year.

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