Tree of Light - Remember your loved ones in Horncastle

Horncastle Tree of Light EMN-151030-154651001
Horncastle Tree of Light EMN-151030-154651001

Join Horncastle Lions and Rotary Clubs by shining a bright light in memory of your loved one this festive season by taking part in the Tree of Light.

The clubs have again joined forces so people in the Horncastle area can remember in a special way a family member or friend who has died. In return for a donation, to be shared between three local hospices, an individual light will be dedicated and lit in memory.

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 was planted some years ago by the Lions and is situated at Stow’s Corner, near the bridge in the centre of Horncastle.

When lit, it provides a special addition to the town’s appearance at Christmas.

A simple lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, December 11 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 ones no longer with us and what better way to do it than by supporting those hospices that do such fantastic work in serving our area.”

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

If you wish to celebrate the memory of a loved one this Christmas then you can complete and return the application form on this page.

Alternatively, you can obtain forms from either Fletcher and Hughes at 8 High Street, Horncastle, A Stanley Electrical Suppliers at 21 High Street, Horncastle or The Woodhall Printer and Copy Centre in Station Road, Woodhall Spa.

Applications can also be made online via the website.

For income tax payers, the value of a donation can be increased by 25 per cent 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 Butterfly Hospice Trust, Boston and St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby.