THE ROTARY TREE OF LIFE
Christmas starts every year for the Currie Balerno Rotary Club with the lighting up of the Rotary Tree of Life at the Balerno Parish Church and this will take place on Thursday 1st of December. There will be mulled wine from 5.30pm and the lights will be switched on at 6 o’clock and everyone is welcome.
The Tree of Life provides the opportunity at this time of the year for people to remember loved ones or events important to them. You can make a dedication and it will be recorded at the Balerno Parish Church and on the Rotary Club web-site; and we ask that with each message there should be a contribution to local charities. Last year local people gave £1500, contributing to local charities, local food banks and the Community Chest, which supports local good causes.
The Rotary Club had a stall at the Balerno Farmers’ Market on 12 November, where we received dedications and donations totalling £1400. Arrangements are in hand to allow donations to be made directly through JustGiving and this will be set out in the December bulletin. Dedications can be made right up to Christmas Eve.
As well as being recorded, the messages are represented by lights on the tree in front of the Parish Church – the Tree of Life – and this year there’s something new. William Purves have agreed to support the event and are providing wooden acorns, on which the dedications will be recorded and which will be hung on a Christmas Tree for all to see in the church’s Mill Café.
See the Dedications below
To request a Dedication Form see below or use the 'Contact' menu on the homepage.
To the greatest bro-in-law, Walter Armstrong RIP, Lindsay Craig
In loving memory of MIchael Latimer, George & Edna Latimer Kay Latimer
In memory of my wife Catherine Martin Oliver
Rembering Johanna, my parents Jack & Elizabeth and my sister Maria and her husband Jean - Peter McGavigan
Mr George S Forsyth and Mrs Valerie Forsyth
The Cameron family-,Sheila Cameron
James and Bill remembered with love - Anne Shaw
For grandchildren: Rebecca Connor, Laura Connor, Alastair Douglas, Calum Douglas - Jim & Carol Douglas
For our brightest angel, 22 years We will love and miss you for ever Mum & Dad - Elizabeth McArdle
In loving memory of Graham Cameron. You are always in our hearts - Shona & Gareth Gettinby
In loving memory of Hugh Gettingby. You are always in our hearts - Shona & Gareth Gettinby
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