With the festive season almost upon us, visitors to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) will have the opportunity to remember a loved one by sponsoring a light on the Tree of Lights.
Organised by the Boscombe and Southbourne Rotary Club, the Tree of Lights will be based at RBH from 30 November. Visitors can buy a light for a minimum £5 donation in memory of a loved one, with their name being kept in a book of remembrance displayed in the hospital chapel.
All proceeds will go to Bournemouth Hospital Charity and a selection of other charities chosen by the Boscombe and Southbourne Rotary Club.
A team of Rotarians and hospital volunteers will be on hand every day from Monday 30 November to sell the lights. They will be situated in the main atrium at RBH from 1.30-3.30pm and 6.30-8.30pm.
The lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor John Adams, on Thursday 17 December at 6.30pm followed by a carol service in the hospital’s Oasis café with the Boscombe Salvation Army Band also performing. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served following the service and Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Grand Christmas raffle will be drawn.
Philip Johanson of the Boscombe & Southbourne Rotary Club, said: “The Tree of Lights is an ideal opportunity both to especially remember a loved one at this time of the year and at the same time support local projects.”
For more information about Bournemouth Hospital Charity or the event, please call 01202 704060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org