Lake District Tree of Light


The Keswick Rotary Club Tree of Light

Promoted by the Rotary Club of Keswick
Patron Lesley Garrett CBE

Since 2012, The Keswick Rotary Club Tree of Light has raised about £25,000 for charities.

All proceeds from the tree go to charity.

The 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 became diseased and had to be taken down.

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, this year it will take place on Friday November 24th

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 2017/18 will be


   Cumbria Air Ambulance



              Donations will also be made to other local charities.


You are invited to make a donation to The Keswick Rotary Club Tree of Light Fund to Celebrate the Life or Memory of a loved one or to Remember an Occasion.

Tree of Light

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.


Keswick Rotary Club:  Registered Charity Number 1040508

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