The annual tree of lights event has seen more than £27,000 raised for a Llandudno-based charity.

Organised by The Rotary Club of Rhos-on-Sea, with the help of the Pioneer, the event has raised £236,000 since the first event back in 1999.

In 2018 alone, £27,073.86 was raised and will go to St David's Hospice.

President of the Rhos on Sea Rotary Club, Clive Hampton, in a letter to the Pioneer said: "I would like to express our club’s sincere appreciation to those who donated and supported this worthy local cause.

"Once again it is a truly amazing contribution and I am sure that many of your readers locally and beyond can share with us the satisfaction of knowing that our local St. David’s Hospice has benefited through this generosity.

"The North Wales Pioneer cannot thank themselves so I would also thank them for supporting Rotary in this venture as they have in partnership for many years..

"That support has been central to its success along with supporting our carol concert at Horeb Methodist Chapel, Colwyn Bay, and that raised over £1286.

"This venture however is not just a fundraising event because of equal importance, it gives all of us the opportunity to remember and commemorate our loved ones.

"We hope that it has brought some degree of comfort to our busy lives. I thank you again for your support and a happy new year to all.

"Blwyddyn newydd dda."

The aim of the tree is to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate or commemorate the lives of loved ones or celebrate a special occasion/meaningful event by purchasing a light for the tree.

Each of the lights purchased raises money for St David's Hospice.

The Tree of Lights was located at the top of the Cayley Promenade in Rhos-on-Sea.