Posted inNews

VIDEO: The memorial tree in Cwmbran. Have a candle lit in memory of a loved for Christmas Day

group of people by a tree
Members of the Friends of Pontnewydd Park

Volunteers in Cwmbran have created a memorial tree where you can have a candle lit and hung from its branches to remember loved ones on Christmas Day.

a tree lit up with LED candles
A photo of tree lit up with LED candles taken last night (Photo: Richard Hughes)

The Friends of Pontnewydd Park are holding a session today (Saturday 24 December) from 3.30pm to 4.30pm for anyone to go along and write a message, create an LED candle, and have it placed in the tree.

The group were in the park yesterday (Friday 23 December) and Cwmbran Life went along to chat to volunteers, take photos and record this video interview with Councillor Sue Morgan, a volunteer with the group. Scroll down for some more photos.

Making a candle is free but you can make a donation towards the group’s project to restore the park’s old Rose Garden into a memorial area for the late Queen and others who have passed.

VIDEO: The memorial tree in Cwmbran

Find out more from Cllr Sue Morgan, a volunteer with the group

Click here to join the Friends of Pontnewydd Park Facebook group.

an LED candle in a tree
One of the memorial candles in the tree ((Photo: Richard Hughes)
a gazebo with people
Go to the gazebo in the park to meet the volunteers and make your candle (Photo: Richard Hughes)

Where is Pontnewydd Park?

The car park and entrance is off Mount Pleasant Road.

🙏 Do you enjoy reading Cwmbran Life?

If you enjoy Cwmbran Life, please consider supporting the site so I can keep writing and sharing the stories you like to read. Every story, photo or video has taken time to produce and share with you. News isn’t free. There are several ways you can help me spend more time out and about in the community:
🤝 Become a Facebook Fan subscriber.
☕️ Buying Me a Coffee – Make a donation or become a subscriber.
💻 Businesses can advertise on site’s business directory or take out some sponsored social media posts. Email ben@cwmbranlife.co.uk and we can chat.
💸 Send a donation via PayPal.

Posted inUncategorized

VIDEO: The memorial tree in Cwmbran. Have a candle lit in memory of a loved for Christmas Day