Once again, The Glantawe (Swansea Valley) Lions Club is undertaking their “Tree of Light” project.
Following last year’s success when £2,490.00 was raised, this year is going well considering the financial climate. All the money raised will be presented to local causes with nothing being taken out for administration costs, these being met thanks to the generosity of local businesses. These were the Principality Building Society, Vale INCO Europe Ltd and Pontardawe Town Council.
There will be” Trees” in Morriston, Clydach, Pontardawe and Ystradgynlais. Provision of these “Trees” has been made possible thanks to the generosity of; St David’s Church in Morriston; Vale Europe Ltd in Clydach; Neath Port Talbot Borough Council at Pontardawe and Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. Also, this year there will be “virtual” tree on the web site for those who are unable to attend the dedicaton services due to living away from the area.
Morriston’s money will go to the Dragon’s Burns Clubs at the children’s burns unit and Oakwood childrens ward, both at Morriston Hospital. Clydach’s money will go to the Charity Donations Committee at Vale, Clydach to allocate to local good causes. Pontardawe’s money will go to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity. Ystradgynlais’ money will go to the Patient’s Fund at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. The “virtual” tree money will go to the Glantawe Lions Charity Fund.
Each “Tree” enables people to remember a person or cause by sponsoring one of the lights in that person’s memory for a minimum donation of £5. Every sponsor is sent a card commemorating their loved one and a list of sponsors and the person remembered is put up at each “Tree”.
All the “Trees” will be switched on at the beginning of December when there will be a short dedication services, to which the sponsors will be invited. The dates & times are:
Vale Ltd Offices, Clydach on Monday 4th December at 6:00pm;
St David’s Church, Morriston on Friday 1st December at 4:30pm;
Pontardawe Art Centre, Pontardawe on Saturday 2nd December at 11:00 am;
Ystradgynlais Community Hospital, Ystradgynlais on Tuesday 19th December at 2:00pm.
To download an application form for any of the trees, please click on the button below:
(two forms per A4 sheet will be printed, give the other one to a friend).
Tree of Light
Glantawe Lions Virtual Tree of Light
This year, Glantawe (Swansea Valley) Lions Club have introduced a virtual Tree of Light so that people who are not able to attend one of the dedication services listed above can see their family and friend listed below.
To do this just tick the Web box on the form. If you also want your details posted on an actual tree, then tick that box as well. This will require additional sponsor money.
The money donated to this tree will go to the Glantawe Charity Fund. Money donated to any of the actual trees will go to that tree’s designated charity.
Thanks to all who have donated as all the money collected will go to good causes within the Swansea Valley.
|Sponsor||In Memory Of|
|Lion Judeth John||Lion Glyn John|
|Peter Evans||Veronica Evans|
This tree has so far raised,
for the Glantawe Lions Charity Fund
the sum of :- £10.00