Tree of Light event gives a much-needed cash boost to five Eastbourne charities

Five Eastbourne charities received a cash boost thanks to the Rotary Tree of Light event, now in its 20th year.

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 1:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 8:04 pm
Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne SUS-190131-140524001

The Salvation Army’s Rebourne Corner Day Centre, The Matthew 25 Mission, Linking Lives, the Citizens Advice Bureau and East Sussex Cruse all benefitted from the £7,000 raised.

Rotarians from the four Rotary Clubs in Eastbourne were on hand at Brewers to hand over cheques to each charity.

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.”

Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne.The Salvation Army's Rebourne Corner Day Centre representatives receive a cheque. SUS-190131-140634001

The Rotary Tree of Light event is an annual service held at Christmas time outside the Congress Theatre, where people are invited to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one in return for a donation.

Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne. Representatives from The Matthew 25 Mission pick up their donation. SUS-190131-140537001
Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne. A boost for Linking Lives Eastbourne. SUS-190131-140548001
Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne. Donation to the Eastbourne Citizens Advice. SUS-190131-140600001
Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne. Donation for East Sussex Cruse. SUS-190131-140611001
Rotary Tree of Light cheque presentation in Eastbourne. SUS-190131-140623001