NEWPORT TREE OF LIGHT 2020
Written by Harvey Williamson on November 26, 2020
This initiative has now been running for over ten years in conjunction with The Rotary Club, Newport Town Council and the Newport Advertiser, it gives local people the opportunity to remember a departed loved one while at the same time raising money for charity.
Unfortunately, this year the Rotary Club find themselves unable to fulfil their usual administration and delivery role following a COVID-19 risk assessment and directives received from their governing body in Britain and Ireland also their insurers, which includes not to engage in face to face fundraising, and not to engage in activity which increases risk for vulnerable and extremely vulnerable individuals.
Cllr Peter Scott and council members of Newport Town Council feel, that this well-established tradition of Newport’s own Tree of Light should not be lost in 2020 and will undertake to personally deliver the project, in a similar method as in previous years.
A minimum donation of £5 will sponsor a light on the Town’s Christmas tree which will be located in the churchyard of St Nicholas’ church and will be lit with white memorial lights when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on Friday 27th November.
The names of loved ones remembered will be printed in the Newport Advertiser and it is hoped that names will also be displayed in the Guildhall window over the Christmas/New Year period.
All the money raised will be for the Mayor’s Charities for 2020/21,
Newport X-ray Appeal
Anyone wishing to participate should please complete the coupon below and return it with a cheque made payable to Newport Town Council by Friday 11th December at the latest
For the attention of, Cllr Peter Scott, The Guildhall, High Street, Newport TF10 7AR