By Tristan Harris Tuesday 12 November 2013 Updated: 13/11 23:28
THE PRIMROSE Hospice’s Lights of Love campaign is already off to a flyer and the big switch-on is not for another two weeks.
The poignant fund-raiser, which enables residents to remember a loved one, by dedicating a light on the Lights of Love tree, in return for a donation to the charity, will officially begin on November 23 in Bromsgrove and November 30 in Rubery - the dates of the Christmas lights switch-ons.
The highly popular appeal, which is both an act of remembrance and a celebration of life, raised more than £20,000 last year.
Organisers are hopeful that amount will be eclipsed this year as £12,000 has already been pledged.
Bromsgrove’s Lights of Love tree will be at the top end of the High Street, by Argos, and have the names of the loved ones displayed at the base. There will also be in a book of remembrance at the Methodist Church.
Rubery’s tree will be opposite the Primrose Hospice shop, next to the police station.
Lyn Winters, the Primrose’s fund-raising manager, said: “We appreciate the community’s support at this time of year, which is particularly hard for those who have lost loved ones.”
To take part in Lights of Love, fill out the coupon below, pick up an envelope for donations at the Bromsgrove and Rubery Primrose Hospice shops, donate online at www.primrosehospice.org or call 01527 889796.
* CHRISTMAS gifts will be on offer at two craft fayres organised by the Primrose Hospice.
Stalls offering skincare, ceramics, stained glass, vintage items, chutneys and more are set to get shoppers in the festive spirit in aid of the charity.
Entry to the craft fayres, which start at 10am on Sunday (November 10) at Hillscourt Conference Centre in Rednal and the same time on November 19 at Kings Norton Golf Club at Weatheroak, nr Alvechurch is £1 with an addition charge for the Santa’s grotto at Hillscourt.
Visit www.primrosehospice.org/hillscourt_christmas_craft_fayre or www.primrosehospice.org/kings_norton_craft_fayre for more information.
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