As the brainchild of LeedsBID team member Jordan Harrison-Reader, the Wishing Tree provides a simple, interactive and intimate installation for Leodians to enjoy and directly shape.
To take your part in the installation, simply write a Christmas wish or message on the seeded paper labels provided, and hang it from a branch on one of the two white trees upstairs in the St John’s Centre, close to the famous music store Jumbo Records.
Everyone connects to this festive season in a different way, and this installation offers the people of Leeds the chance to voice their own feelings. Write a message of goodwill to a friend or loved one, and simply clip it to one of the trees’ branches.
These messages, brimming with positivity, hopefulness, joy and a myriad other Christmas emotions, will be collected up regularly by St John’s staff as the trees fill, and carefully stored. This collection of Leeds voices will then be donated to the gardens of St George’s Crypt and the Leeds General Infirmary, so that these personal messages of goodwill and peace from the people of Leeds can truly take root, and blossom, into flowers in the city centre.