Tree of Light

Sponsorship for 2023 Tree of Light are now open

Sponsor a light via this link:
Or download and return the sponsor form:

Our annual Christmas Tree of Light is organised in conjunction with St Mary’s Church who very kindly agree to site the Tree.

The Christmas Tree is decorated with hundreds of white lights and is set up under the canopy of the church in early December.

A short dedication service is usually held before the lights are switched on.

The Tree of Light is a point of focus for people who want to remember a loved one or a special cause at Christmas. Individuals can dedicate a light on the Tree for £5.00 and the name of your loved one(s) or cause are recorded on a board kept alongside the tree for all to read. Throughout the Christmas period the board is updated constantly as new names are added. Forms and on-line donations will be accepted right up until Christmas Eve.

To mark the switching on of the lights a short service of dedication is held around the tree when all sponsors and anyone else interested are invited to attend.

2023 Tree of Light

The Tree of Light will be located at St Mary’s Church (39 Ewenny Road, Bridgend, CF31 3HS), and dedicated on Monday 4 December 2023 at 6.00pm. The service will be made available on YouTube.

Sponsor a light via this link:
Or download and return the sponsor form:


Gallery can be found here


Over the past 3 years the Tree of Light proceeds has been divided equally between, Lions Club of Bridgend Local Charities and St Marys Primary School Welfare Fund.

The Tree has enabled us to raise over £8,000 which has supported not only local causes such as Heronsbridge School but has also contributed substantially to a Lions International project (Campaign Sight First II) which has helped to prevent blindness in more than 24,000,000 people in developing countries.

In 2016 the proceeds were divided between Emmaus Bridgend and our own Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund.

Other Charities who have benefited from this event in previous years include Mental Health Matters of Bridgend, The Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage TrustWales Air Ambulance, The Peter Ryan Appeal and Bridgend Samaritans