Festive spirit has captured a town’s life-saving campaign which is already more than half way towards its target.
Back in October, Sowerby Bridge Rotary’s Tree of Light and Defibrillator Project called on its community to ‘buy a light’ for a loved one; with donations going towards the installation of a public town centre defibrillator - which could save a life in the event of cardiac arrest.
Public donations and business sponsorship have generated more than half of the £2,000 needed.
In November, coloured lights on the town’s 200 year-old ash tree, which stands on The Village car park, were officially switched on.
The lights which shine in memory of a loved one will remain switched on until January 6, next year.
Rotarian Hazel Brindle said: “Sowerby Bridge has no access to an external defibrillator. The minutes following cardiac arrest are golden - if a defibrillator is used a person’s chance of survival is much greater.
“The public response has been a tremendous achievement - one the club is immensely proud of.”
Tree of Light memoriam donation forms, which will be recorded in a special book of remembrance, can be collected from town retailers: Deli Belge, Trinkette Gift Shop, Village Restaurant and Whitakers Opticians.
Froms can be downloaded online from the club’s website: rotarysowerbybridge.org