THE PRIMROSE Hospice has been launching its annual Lights of Love campaign for Christmas across Bromsgrove and Rubery, writes Demi Andrews.
Lights of Love provides a unique and special opportunity for the community to come together to remember those who are no longer with them.
The charity is inviting everyone, not just those touched by hospice care, to take part in the campaign.
For a donation, people can dedicate a light on the tree to their loved one and the names of those being remembered will be listed.
The Primrose Lights of Love tree in Bromsgrove was illuminated last Saturday as part of the Bromsgrove Christmas lights switch-on.
In Bromsgrove the names of loved ones are listed at the tree outside Asda and in a book of Remembrance at the town’s Methodist Church.
Tomorrow (Saturday) it is Rubery’s turn and, as part of the village’s Christmas lights switch-on, the Rubery Lights of Love tree will be illuminated. The names of those being remembered in Rubery will be on the information board on New Road from Sunday, November 25.
There is also a special service at Beacon Church Centre in Rubery at 4pm this Sunday.
Fund-raising manager Emma Williams said: “Lights of Love is a very special campaign for us at Primrose, it is an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to remember a loved one by dedicating a light to them in one of our Christmas trees in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Rubery.
“Every year, we must raise over £1.75 million, in order to continue to provide essential services free of charge.”