Later this month will see St. Marks welcome back the Macmillan Tree of Lights in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
From the 28th November, visitors to St. Marks will be able to remember and celebrate their loved ones with the Macmillan Tree of Lights.
For a suggested donation of £4, visitors will be able to place a tiny battery powered light on to the tree in remembrance of a lost loved one, a friend, a colleague or even to thank their Macmillan team. These buckets will contain a personal message which visitors can write on the night. These special buckets will are then hung on the tree where they will remain until January.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary cup of non-alcoholic mulled wine to catch up with family and friends or whilst you reflect on loved ones around the tree.*
Fiona Goldsby, chairperson of the Merry Macs of Lincoln, said:
The tree proved so popular last year that we simply had to have the event again this year. It will be inside the gardens this year, an area which will also be lit up. We hope the event will continue to build and build.
Christmas is a key time for remembering loved ones, which is why the Merry Macs and Lincoln BIG were keen to work with St. Marks again this year to let visitors be a part of it.
Centre Manager, Valerie Johnson commented:
Last year’s tree received a brilliant response and I hope residents and visitors join us again this year as we welcome it back for a second year. The donations go to a truly amazing cause and I look forward to seeing the tree light up in the city.
Retailers at St. Marks and other sponsors will each be sponsoring trees around the garden using solar powered lights; all donations will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
*subject to availability.