The Telford Tree of Light is run by a small group of Rotarians drawn from the four Rotary Clubs in Telford.
A group of Rotarian volunteers drawn from the membership of the four Rotary Clubs, makes all necessary arrangements, and ensures that the whole operation runs smoothly and in accordance with the wishes of the members of the four clubs.
This small team of volunteers with the support of dozens of Rotarians during the course of the appeal, also processes the applications for sponsorship, prepares the lists of the names for publication in the Telford Journal and for display around the Tree in Telford Shopping Centre, in Carol’s Cafe in Wellington Market, the offices of Tranter Lowe in Oakengates and Dawley, Truffles Cafe in Ironbridge and on this website. It also mails mementoes to sponsors.
Nine Trustees comprising the Treasurer and two trustees nominated by each of the our clubs, oversea the work of the comittee.
The concept of the Tree of Light was introduced to Shropshire from South Africa in the 1990’s by Rev Paul Firman a member of Shawbury and Mid-Shropshire Rotary Club.