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Eastbourne Tree Of Light


The Christmas tree outside the Congress Theatre always looks a little different to others around the town, that is because it is a special tree, a “Tree of Light” covered in a host of white lights and dressed with white ribbons in memory of loved ones.

In what has been a most difficult year for us all we are pleased to be able to bring our special Christmas Tree to our Community.  However, due to Covid 19 we are unable to hold our Tree of Light Dedication ceremony in the usual way as we cannot encourage groups of people to meet.   We will, therefore, be recording the service, including the tying of the ribbons  to share with all our supporters via a web link.

If you have not received ribbons in the post and would like to you can request these and we will post them to you to return to us  and tie them on your behalf as part of our ceremony.


Rotary would like to say a special thank you to our sponsors past and present. Their generosity in 2019 enabled the Rotary Clubs to donate a total of £6,500 among the following: You Raise Me Up, People Matter, Eastbourne Street Pastors, Eastbourne Blind Society and East Sussex Cruse.

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”.

Pictured are representatives of the various charities and a selection of sponsors and Rotarians at last year’s presentation to the charities. For more images click here.