Tree appeal raises more than £20,000

AN APPEAL that allowed people to dedicate a Christmas light in memory of a lost loved one has raised more than £22,000 for a Weston charity.

AN APPEAL that allowed people to dedicate a Christmas light in memory of a lost loved one has raised more than £22,000 for a Weston charity.

Weston Hospicecare's Tree of Light Appeal, which is supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury, invited people to dedicate a light on a tree in the Sovereign Shopping Centre to someone who cannot be with them this Christmas.

At the same time as making dedications, which were put into a book of remembrance, they were asked to make a donation to the Uphill-based hospice.

The appeal ended yesterday (Wed), but those wanting to help raise money for the hospice can do so at the Italian Gardens today.


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The Christmas Candle Bag of Remembrance event, which is being held from 4-8pm, gives people the chance to write a message to a loved one on a candle bag, which will then be lit with a tealight inside.

The first candle glow to be put on by the charity will be displayed in the gardens, where Churchill Community School's gospel choir Youthful Spirit will perform.

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Weston's MP John Penrose will also take part in the event.

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