News Letter Nov. 2015

The Rotary Club Of Keswick : Tree of Light

The Rotary Club is preparing for the fifth year of its highly successful "Tree of Light" event to raise funds for charity this Christmas.
The tree, situated next to Penrith Road is visible to all who travel along this main road through Keswick. It is illuminated with 6,000 lights over the Christmas period. People, both local and visitors, are encouraged to purchase a light in memory of a loved one, or to remember a specific event. All monies collected for the tree are given to specific charities. This year the charity will be Macmillan Cancer Support.
The tree is always switched on the same evening as the Town’s Christmas lights are switched on. This is always a well supported event and is accompanied by several hours of entertainment in the Market Square.
Over the last four years £20,000 has been raised for local and national charities.

This year the event is to be held on the late afternoon/early evening of Friday 13th November which coincides with "BBC Children in Need". Keswick has been selected by the BBC as the town to be featured in BBC Look North Children in Need broadcast.

The Rotary Club is most grateful to many sponsors within the area who supported the initial investment required to facilitate this special tree with the lights and which has become a very much a local symbol of Keswick's Christmas celebrations.

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