About the Tree of Light

The Tree of Light

Planning is underway for this year’s Rotary  Club of Gloucester Tree of Light, with our lumberjacks scouring the forests for the perfect tree.  The Tree of Light gives people the opportunity to display a message for family and friends or commemorate a loved one by supporting local charities at Christmas time. Thank you to all those who supported the 2020 Tree of Light with donations, messages and to our wonderful sponsors who helped us raise a magnificent £4800 for local charities in the depths of Lockdown.

The actual Tree of Light is a 35-40 foot high fir tree which takes pride of place in the city centre, outside Gloucester Guildhall on Eastgate Street. Decorated with over 10,000 lights and covered in ribbons sporting messages from well-wishers, the Tree of Light stands as a festive beacon to goodwill during the busy Christmas shopping period.

The Tree of Light has become a real community focus in the City Centre since its launch in 2011. Almost £70,000 has been raised in that time, all for strictly local charities. Donations from our many business sponsors and generous support from members of the public have helped us make a real difference to the lives of local people.

This year, more than ever before, we needed to think of the needs of all of those whose lives have been tragically impacted by the pandemic.

About the Tree

The Tree of Light gives people the opportunity to display a message for family and friends or commemorate a loved one at Christmas time. You can sponsor a message to be shown here and by making this donation you are also raising valuable funds for our local charities.

Your support this year is more important than ever for local charities so make a donation and help us to help Gloucestershire causes.

This years Charities

Our Sponsors