Tree of Light appeal launched
THE Tipton Civic Society has launched the 2018 Tipton Christmas Tree of Light Appeal to raise money for local charities. The Appeal raises money from donations in remembrance of lost loved ones at Christmas time. Names are entered onto a Roll of Remembrance displayed around the Tree of Light outside St Martin’s and St Paul’s Church in Owen Street.
This is the ninth year that the Tipton Civic Society has run the appeal, which over that time has raised £45,000 for local good causes and become a real focus of community thanksgiving and remembrance in Tipton at Christmas.
The Tree of Light will be switched on by the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Joy Edis, on Friday, 30th November, following a special dedication service commencing at 7pm. Owing to the recent sad closure of the church, the service will be held in a marquee, provided by the Tipton Community Association, in Unity Walk, but will, as usual, feature carols and Christmas songs by the choir of Tipton Green Primary School.
A donation of £5 is requested for a name to be entered on the Roll of Remembrance. Donation forms can be obtained from Tipton Libraries and the office of the Tipton and Coseley Building Society, who generously sponsor the event. Also from myself, Society Chairman Keith Hodgkins by ringing 0121 520 0080. Keith Hodgkins Chairman, Tipton Civic Society
The 2017 Tipton Christmas Tree of Light