Volunteer Alan Martin provided the tree as well as the lights after the copper beech which has been decorated in previous years became diseased and had to be felled.
‘When our grounds were relandscaped the ground level was brought down, which caused our copper beech to get a fungal infection,’ said Jersey Hospice fund-raiser Angie Slaffer.
‘Although it was treated, it become unsafe and had to come down.
We were offered a flagpole to put lights on, but it wasn’t very Christmassy.
‘However, because he was so grateful to us for the care we had given his brother in his last months, one of our new volunteers managed to sort us a Christmas tree through his contacts in the UK and also gave us more than 7,000 lights.’ Clarkson House will be holding a test run this evening to ensure that the lights work.
They will be officially switching them on after their carol service on Sunday at 5 pm and the lights will be on between 5 pm and 10 pm until 6 January.