Dedications for Tree of Light

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A special Christmas tree in front of the Congress Theatre will be illuminated by a host of white lights in memory of loved ones next month.

The popular Tree of Lights takes place each year before Christmas and it is back on December 6 this year.

The event, which is organised by the Rotary Club, give people the chance to dedicate a white ribbon on the tree to a loved one they want to remember.

There is no charge for a dedication but the event supports charity and those making dedications can make a donation to the causes Rotary supports.

Anyone wishing to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one or in honour of a friend or colleague is asked to submit their dedication on the form (right).

People will gather outside The Congress Theatre on December 6 at 4pm for a special dedication service.

At the service, those who have made dedications will have the opportunity to tie a white ribbon on to the tree.

The service will include readings, a choir and The Salvation Army band.

The names of those included in the dedications will be entered in a book of remembrance.

December 2014 was the 15th year that a tree has been erected by Rotary in Eastbourne.

Organisers say the tree is an important part of the town’s festivities because it brings 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.

The book or remembrance is located in Eastbourne Library and available to view online at

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