TELFORD TREE OFLIGHT 2019
It is with great pleasure that the Telford Tree Light committee can announce that The Town Centre management have generously agreed to provide a new tree which will be installed for the Christmas 2019 campaign and located in New Row. When the current building work is completed this location will provide a higher ceiling and wider mall which should enhance the overall presentation.
Also it was with great sadness that the Tree of Light committee said farewell to the display that 15 years ago first surrounded the tree in Dean Square and in later years occupied Dean Street to hold the lists of loved names remembered at Christmas. A new display in keeping with the new tree and lcation is however being designed and built ready for the switch on by Norma Ross of the Severn Hopice on14th November 2019 at 4.30pm
TELFORD GOLF HOTEL AND RESORT BACKS TELFORD TREE OF LIGHT CAMPAIGN
The Telford Hotel and Golf Resort is to be a Benefactor to the Telford Tree of Light campaign for 2019. Adrian Pickard general manager explained that his company were delighted to have been invited to act as a Benefactor to ensure the continued success of the Telford Tree of Light knowing the contribution will cover vital running costs to ensure that 100% of the proceeds raised from the general public will go to local charities.
This years charities are Severn Hospice, Hope House Hospice, Man in Place, Climbing Out, Riding for the Disabled and Telford Samaritans.
TheTelford Tree of Light is run by the Rotary Clubs of Telford Centre, Wellington, Wrekin and Ironbridge and is in its 24th year. It raises about £40,000 each year.
A spokesman fro the Tree of Light committee said " The Rotary Clubs of Telford are excited about the decision of The Telford Hotel and Golf Resort to become a benefactor. It is excellent news that a large and well known local business has chosen to support us in this way."
The new scheme for sponsorship is designed to be attractive to private individuals and local businesses large and small within the local community. Details of the scheme can be found in the menu - 'How to Become a Sponsor'.
Thanks from Lingen-Davies Cancer Fund
Blood Bike News
SPIRIT OF ROTARY IN ACTION - The Blood Bike wholly funded by the four Rotary Clubs of Telford and the Wrekin from money raised through the Tree of Light appeal in 2017 has been in action. The bike named "Spirit of Rotary" has been used by the charity Blood Bike.
The charity provides a vital service to the NHS transporting blood samples and supplies to and from Hospitals across the region Sonia Roberts speaking on behalf of the Rotary Club of Telford Central said about the 12 month’s operational figures "..When you view the figures, you will see just what a wonderful gift you have given our community. Spirit is making such a big difference to folk and, I’ve no doubt, helping to save lives.."
The four Rotary Clubs who came together to fund this very high value item are delighted to see how well used the bike is being used. Readers are encouraged to do some 'blood bike spotting' by keeping an eye out when we are on our travels and reporting sightings back to the Facebook accounts of the four Clubs - Wellington, The Wrekin, Ironbridge and Telford Centre.