Names of loved ones are remembered


These are the latest names of remembered loved ones to be added to this year’s Hastings Rotary Tree of Light appeal .

Mark Spittles; our dear Cousin Margery; Paul Phipps; Derek Burdett; mum, Olive Juniper, dad Lionel Juniper, brother Robin Juniper and nephew Alex Roxborough; John and Yvonne Dorrell; Eugene Ward; Ernie Paine; John and Mary Bauer; Cecil Sage; Matt and Sarah Ward; Gordon Crossan; Harry and Connie Warman; Cyril Saunters; Elaine Warman; Harry and Eva Saunters; Jennifer Rush; Ken Page; Patricia Gallop; Christine Bardon; Reginald Chenery; Hazel Chatfield; Fran Watson and Rose Venner.

For the second year running, the illuminated tree has stood outside Debenhams, in the town centre and there has been a warm response to the appeal.

People have taken the opportunity to sponsor a light on the tree in memory of a relative or friend who has passed away and help raise funds for local charity at the same time.

The Rotary Club has run the Tree of Light since 1997 and in that time has raised over £50,000 for those in need living in Hastings and St Leonards.

Rotary’s president Peter Georgiadis said: “This is a wonderful idea to help people remember their loved ones and the tree forms a fitting display.”

“The donations given will contribute toward helping the needy have that little bit extra at Christmas. The Rotary Club would like to express its gratitude to the Halifax and the Observer for their help.”

For more on the work of Hastings Rotary Club, and how to join, go to

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