Black Country Bugle

Tree of Light Appeal ready to go in Tipton

- By GAVIN JONES gjones@blackcount­

THE Tipton Civic Society, with the support of the Tipton and Coseley Building Society, is once again organising the Tipton Christmas Tree of Light Appeal to give local people the opportunit­y to remember lost loved ones, whilst helping to raise money for local charities.

The illuminate­d Christmas tree will be dedicated to the memory of lost loved ones whose names will be displayed on a roll of remembranc­e fixed around the tree, located next to the old St Paul’s church in Owen Street, Tipton.

Names can be entered by making a donation of £5 per name to the appeal on donation forms which are available from Tipton Libraries and the office of the Tipton and Coseley Building Society in Owen Street.

They can also be obtained from Keith Hodgkins on 0121 520 0080, or can be downloaded from the Tipton Civic Society website at tiptoncivi­

The Tipton Civic Society has been running the Appeal since 2010 and it has become a real focus of community thanksgivi­ng and remembranc­e at the start of the Christmas season.

Since 2010 the appeal has raised £69,500 for local charities. Last year a record £6,500 was shared out amongst the following good causes:

Acorns Children’s Hospice Action Heart at Russells Hall Hospital Dudley Prostate Care Fund Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Murray Hall Community Trust The Mayor of Sandwell’s Charity Appeal Sandwell Advocacy Sandwell Crossroads Care Sandwell Visually Impaired Tipton Youth Project

This year the tree lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones, following a dedication service at 7pm on Friday 25th November at St Paul’s Community Centre, in Brick Kiln Street, Tipton.

 ?? ?? The Tipton Tree of Light Appeal is underway again for 2022
The Tipton Tree of Light Appeal is underway again for 2022

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