St Columba’s hospice lights switch-on to take place 11 Dec

Hospice invites Edinburgh community to celebrate 40 years of Light Up A Life by dedicating a light on the Tree of Remembrance

St Columba’s Hospice is inviting members of the local community to help celebrate 40 years of its Light Up A Life appeal by dedicating a light on its Tree of Remembrance to a loved one and joining the team for the official lights switch-on in Charlotte Square Gardens.
The charity, which provides palliative and end-of-life care, will illuminate the tree in Edinburgh on Monday, 11 December at 6.30pm.

 

The lights on the 40ft tree symbolise dedications which have been made in memory of people who have died, giving the tree special meaning to those who have paid tribute to a loved one.
Charlotte Square Gardens will open at 5.30pm to spectators, with refreshments available courtesy of Starbucks. A local community choir will sing Christmas carols and the ceremony will begin at 6.30pm with Sir Tom Farmer making a short speech, followed by the lights switch-on. The tree will remain illuminated until Friday, 5 January.
More than 2,000 people turned out to last year’s event, signifying the largest attendance to date. 
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