Tree of Light/ Tree of Light 2019
Sun 5th January 2020 at 11.00 pm - 11.55 pm
Tree of Light Appeal 2019
Click below to download a sponsor form
or donate online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/TreeofLight2019.
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.
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.
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 Oswestry Life, Oswestry Town Council, Celt Rowlands, Lloyd's Animal Feeds Ltd, Dairi-Pak Ltd, Lanyon Bowdler, Starbuck Mangement, Bowen Son & Watson, Morris Cook & Co, David Davies & Sons, D.R.E Accountants, E.C.Hollywell, Woodhead Sales and Letting, Select A Skip UK Ltd, The New Saints FC and Majors. and the many members of the general public who generously sponsor a light, they hope to beat that figure this year.
John Davies Treks To Trefonen Post Office to Post the Final Tree of Light Cheques
All charities should receive their cheques very soon.details
Tree of Light 2019 Switch On by Oswestry's Mayor and Carols with The Marches Choir
Switch On of the 2019 Tree of Light on its new location on Festival Square.details
Tree of Light 2019 Collection @ Park Hall : The New Saints Vs Feronikeli KO 7:00pm
UEFA Champions League Qualifying match TNS vs Feronikeli who play in the Football Superleague of Kosovo - the top tier of football in the country.details
Cheque Presentations to Tree of Light 2018 Beneficiaries
The distribution of nearly £6,000 from the Tree of Light Appeal 2018 to local charities.details
Oswestry Cambrian Distribute Oswestry Santa Sleigh Street Collection
Our own Tony Ridge receives a donation for helping Santa's Street Collection before Christmas which will be added to the Tree of Light proceeds!details
Tree of Light 2018 - Carolling, Switch On, Bucket Collection and Donate
Launch of the 2018 Tree of Lightdetails
Tree of Light 2018 Collection @ Park Hall : The New Saints Vs KF Shkendija KO 7:00pm
UEFA Champions League Qualifying match TNS vs S'dija Tetovo of the Macedonian First League.details
Tree of Light 2018 Bucket Collection and Marshalling - Cefn Druids v FK Trakai Match @ Park Hall
Members are asked to marshal the car park and run a bucket collection to start the Tree of Light Appeal 2018 as Cefn Druids open their Europa League campaign against Turkish side FK Trakai at Park Hall. Mike Jones will be seeking volunteers to help.details
Cheque Presentations to Tree of Light 2017 Beneficiaries
Nearly £6,000 will be distributed to the 11 local charities to benefit from the Tree of Light 2017 Appeal - starting today!details
Tree of Light 2017 Take Down!
This year's tree was taken down today in a lot less time than it took to put up bringing to an end this year's appeal which raised £6,059! Thank you to all our supporters!details
Tree of Light 2017 Switch On - 5.00pm November 25th 2017, Sainsbury's Oswestry
Tree of Light 2017 Switch On - 5.00pm Sainsbury's, Oswestry - Community Carol Singing & Bucket Collectiondetails
Marshalling and Bucket Collection for the Tree of Light 2017 at the TNS Bonfire Event
TNS invited us to marshal and collect for Tree of Light at their Bonfire Night tonight. Unfortunately, a technical malfunction as the event was about to start caused its cancellation. A generous crowd raised £93 for the Tree of Light Appeal anyway.details
Tree of Light 2017 Appeal Launched at TNS Champions League Qualifier
TNS have given permission for Rotary Club members to carry out a raffle and bucket collection at the TNS v Europa FC match tonight.details
Tree of Light 2016 Cheque Presentations
Distribution of the donations to the 2016 Tree of Light beneficiariesdetails
Tree of Light 2016 Switch On - 5.00pm November 19th 2016, Sainsbury's Oswestry
Tree of Light 2016 Switch On - 5.00pm Sainsbury's, Oswestry - Bucket Collection and Bag Packingdetails
The Civil War Comes to Oswestry to Help The Tree of Light 2016
Mike Jones needs our help to run a Rotary Stall for the Tree of Light when the renowned Sealed Knot re-enactment organisation set up a traditional camp in Cae Glas Park on the 17th and 18th of September 2016.details
TNS Fans Support the Tree of Light Appeal 2016
Rotary members and friends carry out a bucket collection at TNS' match v Apoel Nicosia tonightdetails
Tree of Light 2015 Switch On - 4.30pm November 28th 2015, Sainsbury's Oswestry
Tree of Light 2015 Switch On - 4.30pm Sainsbury's Oswestrydetails
Tree of Light 2014 - Record Results for 2014!
The distribution of the 2014 Tree of Light fundraising total of Â£6,540 will be announced here!details
TSB Bank Make Donation to Tree of Light 2014
President David was delighted to receive a cheque for £100 for our Tree of Light from staff at Oswestry's TSB branch todaydetails
'Tree of Light' Bag Packing at Sainsbury's
Members and friends of the Club packed bags for shoppers at Sainsbury's todaydetails
Tree of Light 2014 Switch On - 5.30pm Sainsbury's Oswestry
Support the Rotary Club of Oswestry Tree of Light fundraising campaign 2014. Tree of Light Switch On by legendary Welsh, Wrexham and Everton goalkeeper Dai Davies.details
Lunchtime Meeting - 12.45pm - Maria Jones - Midlands Air Ambulance
Robert Parker's speaker today will be Maria Jones of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity - Maria is the regional fundraising manager for Shropshire.details
Club Visit to the Midlands Centre For Spinal Injuries, RJAH, Gobowen 18.00
This is an invite from its Chief Wagih El Masri to view the Midlands Centre For Spinal Injuries, Orthopedic Hospital, Gobowen. A cheque raised from the Tree of Light will also be presented.details
Tree of Light 2013 Cheques Presented by Rotary Club of Oswestry
Tree of Light 2013 Cheques Presented by Rotary Club of Oswestrydetails
Tree of Light 2013 - Sainbury's Bag Packing
Members of the Club will pack shopping bags in aid of the Tree of Light 2013 appeal today.details
Tree of Light 2013 - Switch On and Bucket Collection
The Tree of Light 2013 Switch On by world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Professor Wagih El Masri.details
Tree of Light 2013 - Put Up Day and Bucket Collection
The Rotary Club of Oswestry's Tree of Light arrives and is set up outside the Sainsbury's store, Oswestry.details
Tree of Light 2012 Cheques Presented by Rotary Club of Oswestry
Tree of Light Cheques Presented by Rotary Club of Oswestrydetails