Around 200 stars will be hung on the Christmas tree in the Banqueting Hall at Bradford City Hall at a ceremony marking the end of this year’s Christmas Stars appeal.
Each year gold stars are dedicated to loved ones who have passed away , or those who people want to keep in their thoughts as well as those who have made a real contribution to their communities throughout the year.
Many of those who have purchased a star will be coming to City Hall on Thursday, 7 December from 5pm.
This event is supported each year by the Telegraph and Argus, Wheelden Print and local Co-operative Group. The stars are £5 each and all the money raised is donated to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which this year is going to the charity Down Syndrome Training and Support Service and the Lord Mayor’s own Wishing Well appeal.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford will be dedicating his star to his mum.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford Coun Abid Hussain said: “This is a really nice way for people to remember those that they care about at this special time of year and help us raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
“I will be dedicating my star to my mum whom I miss very much. I am sure it will be an emotional ceremony for many.”