AROUND 200 stars dedicated to loved ones are displayed on the tree in City Hall’s banqueting suite in a tradition held in partnership with the Telegraph & Argus for the past 13 years.
At yesterday’s reception told guests: “You have brightened this City Hall with your love as you share the memories of people in your heart.”
Each star has cost £5 to buy with the money raised being donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal which this year is the Bingley-based Down Syndrome Training and Support Service and the Lord Mayor’s own Wishing Well appeal.
Nicky Hodges-Rhodes was hanging a star for her daughter, Lillie, who died in 2013 aged four days.
“We have hung stars for four years now. It has become a tradition,” she said.
Julie Hodgson, of Swain House, was hanging a star in memory of her mother, Evelyn Howcutt, with daughter Adele, niece Fiona Whitaker and her daughter, Phoebe.