The Christmas tree outside the Congress Theatre always looks a little different to others around the town, that it because it is a special tree, a “Tree of Light” covered in a host of white lights and dressed with white ribbons in memory of loved ones.
Last year was the 21st year that a tree had been erected by Rotary in Eastbourne and it brought comfort to families and individuals throughout the area as well as raising money for local charities. The tree is not just about raising money but giving service to the people of Eastbourne, a beautiful tree and a special place to come and remember someone special.Each person dedicating a light is invited to write a message which is put in a book of remembrance and placed in Eastbourne Library for people to view through the year or on this website set up to support the tree.
Rotary would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors past and present. Their generosity in 2019 has enabled the Rotary Clubs to donate a total of £6,500 among the following: You Raise Me Up, People Matter, Eastbourne Street Pastors, Eastbourne Blind Society and East Sussex CRUSE
Rotarian Melanie Adams said, “ I would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors and supporters whose generosity has enabled the Rotary Clubs to make these donations to such worthwhile charities working in our local community””.
Pictured are representatives of the various charities and a selection of sponsors and Rotarians at this year’s presentation to the charities.
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