The Tree of Light

Remember and Donate 

The Tree of Light provides an opportunity to remember loved ones and to donate to charity.

Photo by Perfect Image, Ian Tustin

Remembering your loved ones at Christmas

Christmas is a time for families, for remembering, for celebrating and for giving; it is at times such as this that the loss of a loved one can be most keenly felt.
The name and the symbolism of our Rotary Club Tree of Light are reminders that there is light and hope in the bleakest circumstances. The Tree of Light allows sponsors to remember loved ones at Christmas time whilst at the same time raising funds for charities and worthwhile causes which support others who are in need.
Everyone who chooses to donate receives a personal thank you card from the Tree of Light. The names of those remembered are published in the Evesham Journal and in the Tree of Light Book of Remembrance which is displayed on this website and in the Town Library over Christmas and New Year. 
For the last two years we have also published a rolling list of donations in the town centre, updated on a weekly basis. Currently this is not possible, but we are working hard at restoring it. 

Raising Funds for local Charities       

Over the years we have raised over £250,000 which has been donated to charities and good causes. Most of them are local to the Evesham area or support this area. Some of these are shown on the link below.
The donations are generally for the overall running costs of the charity, but we also invite charities to apply for funding for a specific project or need.
This is typical of the comments we receive:

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)

Our Charity Partnersclick here to see details of our charity partners.


                                     Click here to donate online

The Tree

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.


Business Donations

We are very grateful for the generous donations from the following businesses: