More than £2,000 raised so far through Tree of Light

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THOUSANDS of pounds are expected to be raised from this year’s Tree of Light appeal.

Organisers from the Rotary Club of Hastings said more than £2,000 has been collected so far, with more money yet to come in and a final total to be announced in the New Year.

Every year, courtesy of the club, lights on the tree in Priory Meadow are sponsored by members of the public as a tribute to a relative or friend who has passed away.

The Rotary Club of Hastings has run the Tree of Light since 1997. Last year alone the appeal collected more than £5,300 for good causes.

The latest names to appear on the Tree of Light so far are as follows:

Debbie Martin; Darren Martin; Winifred and George Weeks - love from all your family; John Apps - a wonderful husband and dad; My dear parents - Gerald and Julia Hutchinson; Margaret, Norman, Tammy and Matty Duke; My dad Maurice Cox - love you; My lovely dad - Maurice Cox - always in my heart; John Dorrell MM and Yvonne Dorrell - dearest mum and dad; My dear husband - Ron Lowndes; My lovely mum Violet Foster; Kerri Darling; Eileen Barnes and our best friend Freya; Our much-loved parents - Ted and Peggy Coles and Alice Johnson; Dennis Leybourne; Howard William King; My darling Winifred - Love you Reg; Roy Harding; Margaret Thomson, Ted Thomson, Peggy Richardson and Leslie Richardson; Nan and grandad Stapley; Dennis Rummery; Mum and dad Bill and Marge - in loving memory; Grahame Phillips; Greg Brooker; Mark Spittles - our dear son; Cyril Basson and Mollie Basson; Lily and Alf Atkins - my mum and dad; Remembering dear Daniel Bailey; Joyce and Terry Waite; A dear dad and nephew - Bronco and Peter Sellens; Much-loved dad and grandad - John Woodcock; My husband David Jones and my son Steven Jones; Bob Pattinson, Mick Reeves and Margaret Robb; Stan Mepham - my dearest husband; A dear husband and dad - John Towner; My mum, dad and sister; Trevor Hindson, Doreen and Alan Laughlin, Margaret Pearce, Jim Westland; Cecil - a dear husband and dad; My dear brother Keith and cousin Derek; Mum; My very dear husband Victor Worster; My beloved husband Bob Byne; A dearly loved son Vernon Byne; Bill and Marge Stemp - dear parents; My mum and dad Cicely and Lewes Cutting; Ron and Joan Winchester.