The Tree of Light
You Turn Centre
"With the support of the Tree of Light, the generous donation enabled You Turn to organise a narrow-boat trip along the River Avon. This trip enabled a much-needed break after the stresses of isolation and lock-down. The young people said it was the best trip they had been on. We are extremely grateful for the donation and support from the Tree of Light. Such a fantastic way to support our community."
Michele Bell (Project Manager)
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TREE OF LIGHT DONATIONS
Evesham Rotary Club's Tree of Light was launched in 1999. The tree is a 90' high redwood which towers over the north bank of the River Avon close to the centre of town. When lit with over 1000 lights, its prominent position allows it to be seen from many miles around. The Tree of Light successfully donates around £15,000 a year back to the community.
The Switch-On, Thursday 30th November 2023
The 2023 Switch-On will be held on the forecourt of Evesham Methodist Church and on Workman Bridge. We are delighted that, once again, local councillors have arranged for the road over Workman Bridge to be closed for the period of the Switch-On. Further details of the event will be added here shortly. We hope you will be able to be there and join in the Christmas carols - and, of course, enjoy mince pies and fruit punch.
The lights get their yearly check-up.
There are 16 strings of lights, and of course being up there in all weathers for several weeks takes its toll. They have all been checked and, right now, we are looking for replacements for those damaged beyond repair. This is not easy - lights for a 90' tree are quite rare. When we have a full set, the tree surgeon will be planning to put them all up ready for Switch-On 2023.
We are very grateful for the generous donations from the following businesses: