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raised of £8,000 target by 231 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,255 to purchase new lights to make sure the iconic and much-loved Bournville Christmas tree on the Village Green shines even brighter this year.

    Funded on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

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    Residents and the wider community are being offered the opportunity to make Bournville's Christmas tree shine even brighter this year by sponsoring a bulb on a new set of lights.

    The current lights, made up of around 650 bulbs, need to be replaced as they are no longer fit for purpose. Bournville Village Trust (BVT) is therefore fund raising to replace the lights with new brighter and more energy efficient bulbs.

    Richard Hughes, Estate Manager at Bournville Village Trust, said: "Unfortunately, the current lights are no longer fit for purpose. There has been a continuous string of incidents involving broken bulbs each year, meaning frequent call outs to replace or reset them"

    BVT, a registered charity, will continue to fund the cost of fitting the lights and the electricity.

    Bulb sponsorship costs £5 or a more generous donation if you can.

    We understand how important the Christmas tree and lights in Bournville are to you and as such, if you would like to dedicate your sponsorship to a loved one, or family member, please do feel free to leave a special message on the page when you make your donation. We will also be publishing the messages left on this page on our website All funds raised will go towards purchasing new lights, with any additional funding being donated to Selly Manor Museum, which relies on public funding.

    Bournville Village Council organises the annual lights switch on event, details to follow.

    Sponsorship closes on 21st December 2016.

    For more information visit our website



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      • Jenny Underhill

        Jenny Underhill

        Nov 29, 2016

        For Tony who was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandad and Father-in-Law. We miss him everyday. x


      • Mrs Susan Ann Wright

        Mrs Susan Ann Wright

        Nov 29, 2016

        In loving memory of Peter Wright. A wonderful husband, father and grandad. Rest in peace xxxxx


      • Pam Sutton

        Pam Sutton

        Nov 29, 2016

        Donating a light on our favourite family Christmas tree in loving memory of a special wife, mother and Grandma Barbara Meakin and Larry Sutton a wonderful father and Grandad.


      • David OFlaherty

        David OFlaherty

        Nov 29, 2016



        Nov 28, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Nov 27, 2016


      • Lynn Myring

        Lynn Myring

        Nov 27, 2016

        I have made this donation in memory of my lovely dad who left us in August. He lit up so many lives and I love and miss him so much. Looking forward to seeing the tree with the beautiful lights.


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