Telford Tree of Light

2020 Telford Tree of Light

Thanks from Hope House

Here’s Lynsey from Hope HouseYou can also see the Hope House web entry

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Christmas Arrangements

The web site has been updated this weekend as usual. As the final full print run is scheduled for 17th December with applications received by 16th December and successfully processed. The display(s) will be updated on 18th December.Depending on the government restrictions it is anticipated that a supplementary list will be added to the display in the Shopping Centre on 24th December.

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Generous gift by 25 year donor

Committee member Venn Davies accepts (socially distanced) a cheque from Mrs Rosalie Lowe.Mrs Lowe said, ‘I have supported the Telford Tree of Light since it’s inception 25 years ago. In October this year I lost my wonderful husband, Roy. My family and I decided that the collection at his funeral should be in aid of the Tree of Light. I think it’s a wonderful organisation and I am pleased to donate this money to help the charities chosen this year’. Frank Curry the Chairman of the Organising Committee said ‘We extend our condolences to Mrs Lowe on the loss of…

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Lockdown News

Thanks to the wonderful people who have completed the applications received so far with such generosity. The drop off point at Customer Services will not be manned so please use the mail or this web site to make your donations. Sadly the Telford Journal will not be printing during November so our list of names will not appear until publication restarts. Telford Shopping Centre remains open and the committee is working hard to ensure the names of your loved ones are displayed from 12th November. We are sorry we will not be able to greet you around the tree for…

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Hope House

The Rotarians of Ironbridge, Telford Centre, The Wrekin and Wellington are delighted to announce that Hope House will be second principle beneficiary a quarter of the donations received by Telford Tree of Light 2020 Appeal.Hope House Children’s Hospices provide care and support to life-limited children and young people from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. We’re here to help them enjoy the best possible quality of life, both emotionally and practically. We’re here 365 days a year for their parents and families too, who can often find it hard to cope and feel isolated.  We’re here throughout the lifetime of their child –…

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Telford After Care Team- TACT

Nominated by President Chris – Telford Centre Telford After Care Team, “TACT”, has the primary purpose of ensuring there is a clear and safe program of recovery options available to people who use substances, but also provides support to other vulnerable members of the community.  The scope of its activities includes: Providing a variety of support groups to assist in the rehabilitation of recovering substance users;Liaising with mutual aid support groups to improve overall service delivery;Raising public awareness of health issues;Providing safe accommodation to women at risk;Providing support services to individuals experiencing problematic mental health;The continuing development of a bespoke…

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East Shropshire Talking Newspaper

Nominated by President Peter – Ironbridge Rotary The East Shropshire Talking Newspaper provides a free weekly service to blind and partially-sighted people across the area. Subscribers receive by post a USB memory stick containing news, features and interviews, and use a USB player which is provided if required, at no cost, on permanent loan. Volunteers edit, present, read, copy, pack and distribute the memory sticks.  The newspaper is prepared in a recording studio kindly made available at the offices of the Shropshire Star in Ketley. The newspaper is now also online at although many users do not have the…

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CAB- Telford & Wrekin

Contact:  Citizens Advice Telford & the Wrekin, 40 Tan Bank, Wellington, TF1 1HW Website: numbers:  01952 567193   or   567173   or   0300 330 1165Food Parcel Needs:  01952 567174Universal Credit Help:  0800 144 8 444  @TelfordCABFacebook: Nominated by Rotary of The Wrekin – President TrevorCitizens Advice Telford and the Wrekin is a charity providing free, confidential, impartial and independent advice service to the local communityIn the present pandemic crisis, our service delivery model has had to change.  We would normally operate a drop-in service at Tan Bank, Wellington which often saw 40+ people daily.  Our other services, outreaches…

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Holly Project

President Peter of Wellington Rotary is please to announce that his chosen charity for Wellington’s share of the 2020 Tree of Light Appeal is the Holly Project. The Holly Project is a free, independent support service for the survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and their families, run by CSE survivors.  It was named YMCA Family Project of the Year at the national Youth Matters awards in 2019. Contact details:Website – hollyproject.orgTwitter – @holly_project  Facebook –  @hollyprojectymca 

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Covid 19 Statement

We are mindful that social distancing and other Government advice will impact on the way in which we may be able to deliver our service to you. Our main concerns continue to focus on the health and safety of everyone we work with and this includes the sites throughout Telford where we display the names remembered. At present we intend to mount the full display with the Tree of light in the Town Centre subject to Government restrictions and the requirements of Telford Town Centre. The display locations away from town centre are being assessed to establish if they are…

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