At Christmas time the Eastbourne Rotary Clubs organise a special Christmas Tree which is located outside the Congress Theatre. The tree is covered in a host of white lights each one dedicated to the memory of a loved one.
The importance of the tree is the comfort it gives to families and individuals throughout the area. Everyone has been affected at some time in their lives by the loss of a relative or friend, visiting graves is not always practical and to be able to remember someone special at Christmas is important.
Individuals are invited to sponsor a Light in memory of a loved one and the money raised benefits a number of local charities.
Click here for some more images of previous ceremonies.