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Southampton charity Communicare dedicated to eradicating loneliness is taking its annual festive Tree of Light campaign where people sponsor a light to remember a loved-one, online this December.  


Due to restrictions, Communicare’s campaign, now in its 12th year, will be virtual, but the charity will have two trees lit-up to spread festive cheer.   

Manager, Annie Clewlow said: “Our Tree of Light campaign allows everyone in the city and beyond to remember a lost loved-one at Christmas, as well as supporting our charity, which helps befriend people city-wide. 


“This year it will be different. We’re exploring an online pre-recorded switch-on and the Mayor is recording a message of support.  As part of the campaign, one of the pines in the Woolston Millennium Garden will be covered in hundreds of sponsored lights and lit-up by December 7.  We are also having a remembrance tree at St Mark’s Church in Archer’s Road.”  

Names of loved ones will also feature in the Daily Echo and in our remembrance book if received by 14th December.

Sponsor forms can be downloaded here.

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