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.
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.”
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.