Lights will shine over Sowerby Bridge

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A Tree of Lights will shine over Sowerby Bridge once again this Christmas in memory of loved ones.

The colourful tree, organised by the town’s Rotary Club, will raise money to fund life-saving defibrilators for the area.

For the second year running the lights will be lit up on Wharf Street after an over-whelming response to last year’s campaign.

Last year the event raised enough money to buy five defibrilators for the town and money from this year’s event will be used to buy more life-saving devices.

Rotarian Hazel Brindle said: “Please support this potential life saving appeal. Our Tree of Lights will again shine out over Sowerby Bridge until the twelfth night enabling local people to remember their loved ones by dedicating a light.

The funds raised from this will enable us to purchase and install more external defibrillators in the outer lying areas of Sowerby Bridge.

“As a Rotary Club we are proud that we have been able to contribute so much to our local community making it a safer place to live and visit, it is our legacy to the town.”

The official switch on of the tree will be on Friday, November 20, and donation forms can be collected from Deli Belge, Trinket, Village Restaurant and Whitakers Opticians.