Promoted by the Rotary Club of Keswick Patron Lesley Garrett CBE
Since 2012, TheLake District Tree of Light has raised about £25,000 for charities.
All proceeds from the tree go to charity.
The Lake District Tree of Light is the magnificent beech tree situated near the Cenotaph in the centre of Keswick, the ‘heartbeat’ of the Lake District.
The original tree becamse diseased and had to be taken down last year.
The lights were moved to the adjacent tree which is somewhat closer to the Penrith road.
This means that the tree is more visible as you approach Keswick and provides an even greater visual welcome to the town.
The tree will be illuminated with over 6,000 LED white lights throughout the Christmas season.
The illumination of the Tree of Light forms part of the Keswick’s Christmas Lighting Festivities and this year will take place on Friday November 18th
in the Market Square at 6.30pm, followed by the Town Christmas Lights switch-on at 7pm.
The illuminations will include the Tree of Light at the Cenotaph as well as the symbiotic tree in the centre of the Market Square.
The Main Beneficiary in 2016/17 will be
Cumbria Air Ambulance
Donations will also be made to other local charities.
You are invited to make a donation to The Lake District Tree of Light Fund to Celebrate the Life or Memory of a loved one or to Remember an Occasion.
The name to be celebrated will be displayed on a board at the foot of the tree and published in the local newspapers. It will also appear on this website in the Book of Celebration where you will be able to add a short message.
You can make a donation by post or on line via PayPal.
Donations may be gift aided where the donor pays sufficient tax.