The 2021 Tree of Remembrance Appeal and Cheque Presentation
25th January 2022
This year’s Tree of Remembrance has raised £7,651 in donations from the public and sponsorship from local businesses and we would like to thank all who have helped to make this event a success. Firstly, the management of the Wulfrun Centre for their enthusiasm in accepting us back. There really wouldn’t be an event without their generous support. The Express & Star give us superb coverage in the run up to Christmas with articles, photographs, and regular inserts of remembrance messages from the public. Our generous sponsors make it possible by funding all our printing, stationery, advertising boards and postage. Our main sponsors areMillers Jewellers, Peter Posh Menswear, FBC Manby Bowdler, Treadsetters tyres of Halesfield, Sandford Carpets & Curtains and The James Beattie Charitable Trust.
The most satisfying part of the project is being able to help local good causes and cheques of £1,500 were presented to Sally Woods representing Compton Care, Hayley Powell representing The Haven and Paula Anderson representing The MS Therapy Centre.
The Rotary Club of the City of Wolverhampton has been organising the Tree of Remembrance in the City centre since Christmas 2003. In that time over £100,000 has been raised for City charities while, at the same time, providing local people the opportunity to remember lost loved ones in their Christmas celebrations.
Many local charities have benefited from Wolverhampton Rotary Tree of Remembrance since its beginning and the charities supported this year are Compton Care (formerly Compton Hospice), The MS Centre at Newbridge, The Haven, Wolverhampton (which supports vulnerable women and dependent children) and the Rotary Charitable Trust (supporting local and International good causes)
The Remembrance area was opened in the Wulfrun Centre on Saturday 20th November by Rotary President Richard Green.
The list of names, updated every few days, will be displayed in the Remembrance area until 1st January 2022 and will continue to be on view here until mid-November.
To see the current list of those being remembered, (last updated on 23rd December) Click Here
The Express & Star will regularly publish the latest names and messages in the newspaper in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Thank you for your support.
Charities for 2021
The charities bennefitting from the 2021 Tree of Remembrance campaign are Compton Care, The Haven Wolverhampton, The MS Therapy Centre and The Rotary Charitable Trust, and we have set out below a brief background to each of them.
Compton Care provides care and support for patients living with incurable conditions and their families. It has been running in Wolverhampton for over 36 years and offers round the clock expert care in its in-patient unit as well as caring for people in their own homes. Members of the Rotary Club of Wolverhampton were involved in the original concept of providing a hospice in the city for the terminally ill, and worked together with others to turn the dream into reality. Since the Hospice was opened it has touched the lives of many in our city. The Hospice has for over 30 years provided excellent care for local people suffering from a life-limiting illness.
For more information please visit www.comptoncare.org.uk
The Wolverhampton MS Therapy Centre, from its base in Newbridge, for over thirty years has provided support for Multiple Scelerosis sufferers, not only from Wolverhampton, but also those from a wide area beyond the city.The treatment, provided by a volunteer team, is based upon the provision of high level oxygen which many sufferers find brings a measure of welcome relief from the effects of this debilitating condition. The benefits of exposure to oxygen have also been found to relieve discomfort, or accelerate healing, in cases of ulcers, diabetes, sports injuries and some cancers.As well as the Oxygen treatment, Physiotherapy and Reflexology treatment are available and the Centre also provides a very important opportunity for patients to share thoughts and experiences, in a relaxed social environment.
For more information, please visit www.mscentre.co.uk
The Haven provides a range of support services to help develop practical and emotional skills, rebuild confidence, overcome past trauma and assist in moving forward to a life free from abuse. Services include a 24/7 telephone helpline and live chat support; a range of emergency accommodation and safe housing supporting over 150 women and children; community support for families:, court advocacy; children’s dedicated services; financial inclusion, benefits and immigration support; resettlement and life-skills and counselling and holistic therapies.
For more information please visit: www.havenrefuge.org.uk
The Rotary Charitable Trust is a registered charity set up by Rotary Club of The city of Wolverhampton in order to handle monies raised on behalf of others. These funds are kept very strictly apart from the club’s own funds. Each year the Charitable Trust typically generates in the order of £50,000 for the benefit of needy causes.The funds are raised by the club’s 50 members from a variety of activities and all sums raised are paid over to those benefitting without the deduction of any costs.Many of the charities and organisations which benefit are based within our own City, some are national, while others fulfil needs across the world.
If you would like to know more about the Rotary Club of the City of Wolverhampton and the Rotary movement in general- CLICK HERE
If you would like to make a donation to be shared by these charities, without including the name of someone to be remembered –please CLICK HERE