Remember loved ones with this year’s Horncastle Tree of Light

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Horncastle Tree of Light 2013 ENGEMN00120131216100418

Light up a tree in memory of someone special this Christmas by taking part in the Tree of Light organised by two of Horncastle’s clubs.

For a fifth year, Horncastle Lions and Rotary clubs have joined forces so people in the Horncastle area can remember a family member or friend who has died.

In return for a donation - which will be shared between three local hospice charities – an individual light will be dedicated and lit in memory of the named person.

Names of those remembered will 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 to acknowledge their gift.

The Tree was planted some years ago by the Lions at the corner of South Street and East Street, near the bridge in Horncastle.

A simple lighting ceremony will take place on Friday December 12 and the tree will remain lit throughout the festive season

Rotarian Tim Peacock said: “Christmas is always one of those special times when we remember loved one no longer with us. And what better way to do it than by supporting three of the hospices that carry out fantastic work in serving our local area.”

So far the Tree of Light has raised more than £12,000 for local hospice charities and it is hoped that with this year’s effort that total can be pushed a lot higher.

For those wishing to remember a loved one, the minimum recommended donation is £10.

Alternatively, you can obtain forms from either Fletcher and Hughes at 8 High Street, Horncastle or at A Stanley Electrical Suppliers at 21 High Street Horncastle. Applications can also be made online via the website.

For income tax payers, the value of a donation can be increased by 25% through Gift Aid, at no extra cost.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses in meeting all the project’s operating costs, every penny of every donation will go to the chosen charities, with proceeds this year being divided equally between the St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire (UK)Trust, the Louth and District Hospice and the St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby.

Visit the website www.horncastletreeoflight.co.uk