Light up a tree in memory of someone special this Christmas.
For a third year, Horncastle Lions and Rotary Clubs have joined forces so that people in the Horncastle area can remember a close family member or friend who has died.
In return for a donation - which will be shared between two local hospice charities – an individual light will be dedicated and lit in memory of the named person.
The names of those remembered will also be published in the Horncastle News, on the Tree of Light website and included on the Tribute List at the foot of the tree.
All donors will receive a Christmas card in acknowledgement of their gift.
The Tree of Light is situated on the corner of South Street and East Street, near the bridge, and has become a distinctive addition to the town’s appearance at Christmas time.
It will be lit at a simple ceremony on the 14th of December.
Rotarian Tim Peacock said: “Christmas is an important time for remembering loved-ones.
“What better way to do it than by helping our two most local hospices’.
“Last year, the support we received from the Horncastle and surrounding villages, and from people further afield who have retained links to the area, was truly tremendous.
“We raised almost £3,000 for our chosen charities. We are hoping to do even better this time.”
For those wishing to remember a loved-one, the minimum recommended donation is £10.
All proceeds will be shared between the St Barnabas Hospice Trust for Lincolnshire and the soon to be commissioned Butterfly Hospice Trust in Boston.
For income tax payers, the donation can be increased via Gift Aid.
Application forms can be cut out from the paper or obtained from H A Stanley Electrical Supplies at 21 High Street in Horncastle and from Fletcher and Hughes (with A Foster and Sons) at 8 High Street.
They can also be downloaded from the website: www.horncastletreeoflight.co.uk.
Generous support from local businesses means that two local hospices will benefit from all the money received.
Tim added: “Christmas is a time for families and friends, for celebrating and for giving;.
“It also offers a chance to remember the loss of loved ones and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves.”
The Tree of Light will stand at the corner of South Street and East Street, near the bridge.
It will be lit by Mayor Fiona Martin at a ceremony on Friday December 14 which will include a reading of names on the Tribute list.
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