Lions Club of Bridgend

Tree of Light


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

This year the tree will be inside the foyer of the Church.

Tree of Light

The 2021 sponsor form is availabe here - just print it, complete your details and post or deliver it to the address on the form or hand to any Lions Club member.

Or you can now sponsor a light on-line with our Just Giving page here

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 will be held before the lights are switched on at 6:30 pm on Monday 29th November 2021. Due to covid19 restrictions the dediction will not be open to the public but will be availabe on You Tube.

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.

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 Trust, Wales Air Ambulance, The Peter Ryan Appeal and Bridgend Samaritans

Standing around the Tree of Light

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.

dedication service

Lion John Craxton leads the short but enjoyable service in the foyer of St Mary's Church

St Mary's School choir

St Mary's School choir sing carols

St Mary's School Choir around the tree

The choir gather around the Christmas Tree of Light

Cretificate of Appreciation presented to Father Isaac

Lion Simon Dawkes presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Father Isaac in December 2008.

The picture below shows representatives from Mental Health Matters receiving a cheque for £800 (one half of the proceeds of the 2009 Tree of Light) from Lions President Godfrey Morris.

Cheque presentation to Mental Health Matters

And the 2011 Tree of Light resulted in donations to Bridgend Samaritans and Pete's Progress (below)



1 & 2 April 2022 - Book Fair


The Lions Club of Bridgend incorporates The Lions Club of Bridgend Charitable Trust Fund (Charity no: 1143349)


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