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Saturday 20 November 2010

Tree of Light festival returns to Crewe


Cheshire East Council is pleased to announce the return to Crewe of the ‘Tree of Light’ festival of remembrance.

It all started seven years ago when Crewe Cemetery staff invited people to remember those they had lost by dedicating a silver star to them, which is then placed on a tree within the grounds. The designated tree is then lit up with thousands of lights during a special ceremony.

This year’s service will be held at Crewe Cemetery on Friday, December 3 at approximately 4.30pm.Once the service has taken place, the tree will remain lit until the Twelfth Night.

The silver stars needed to make a dedication are free and are available by contacting Crewe Cemetery on 01270 212643. The stars can also be obtained from Cheshire East Council offices.

Cheshire East Councillor Rod Menlove, Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental services, said: “Christmas can be a difficult and painful time for many people and so the importance of such ceremonies for those who have lost loved ones cannot be underestimated. The silver stars are a symbol of remembrance and I am sure are a great source of comfort to many. The Tree of Light festival helps us to remember those who are no longer with us and share cherished memories.”

Crewe Mayor, Councillor Jacquie Weatherill, added: “Christmas is a time for remembering people who have touched our hearts, a time for sharing memories, and this Festival provides the opportunity to show how much our loved ones meant to us. The tree will remain lit until Twelfth Night and it is hoped that all those who see it will look on it as a source of joy and peace throughout the festive season.”   

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