The 2020 BENEFICIARIES
The following charities and organisations will benefit from the donations made in 2020:-
The Benevolent Fund of the Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange is recognised as a Scottish Registered Charity SC040390
THESE ARE STRANGE AND UNSETTLING TIMES WE ALL LIVE IN. The seemingly inexorable spread of the Coronavirus through our society has changed all our lives, at least for the foreseeable future. However, one positive that has come from the current public health crisis is that we all now really appreciate our, albeit limited, social interaction — taken for granted until now.
Christmas is a time of celebration for most, even if it feels a little different this year. However, even in normal times, it can bring sadness and loneliness to many. In the weeks ahead, many will experience these feelings acutely -
There is an African proverb that states, "As long as you speak my name, I shall live forever". This is the motivation behind the Linlithgow Rotary Tree of Light, now in its fifth year.
First and foremost, the Rotary Tree of Light is a tree of remembrance — of a life fondly remembered — and a beacon of light and hope in the bleakest of circumstances for some who look on Christmas with trepidation and even despair. The numerous people who have made a Tree of Light dedication in the past have found the "speaking of the loved one’s name” consoling, even cathartic.
But the Rotary Tree of Light is also a tree of celebration — perhaps to celebrate a milestone event such as a birthday, a significant anniversary or a new life begun, even a new generation for a family.
There will be many personal reasons to make dedications. By making a donation, and for those that wish it, the names of the people who are to be acknowledged and the tributes written will be displayed on panels encircling the base of the tree as well as on the dedicated Tree of Light website, so that it can be shared with family and friends wherever they are.
This year, we are delighted that Linlithgow’s Tree of Light is once again being placed at the very heart of the community thanks to the generous co-
Once again, the town’s tree at the Cross will be dedicated as the Tree of Light, and thanks to the generous donations of our corporate sponsors all the running costs have been covered. This means that every penny of every pound collected during the campaign goes directly to benefit four charities working locally with children, with those whose memories have been impaired by chronic brain disease or age related illnesses, those who are having to learn to cope with a loved one’s condition, and those living with loneliness and bereavement.
Our CORPORATE SPONSORS without which Linlithgow’s Rotary Tree of Light would not be possible:-
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