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HOSPICE CELEBRATION OF LIFE (article first published : 2003-10-18)

On November 28 at the Illovo Country Club, Tree of Light will be switched on in celebration and remembrance of loved ones no longer with us. Initiated by and in aid of Amanzimtoti Lighthouse Hospice, the Tree of Light project aims to raise at least R200,000 before November 28. As no income is available from government for this much-needed service, the Hospice relies on the public and business sectors to provide these funds.

The "Tree of Light" originated in the UK and was first introduced in Cape Town in 1990 at St Lukeís Hospice. In 1992 the first Tree of Light for Highway Hospice became a reality in Durban. A Tree of Light project was introduced at Umkomaas during the same year and has grown, resulting in a larger project this year when a Tree of Light will be switched on at the Illovo Country Club on the South Coast where people can remember and honour their loved ones in lights. The tree will remain lit throughout December as a beacon for all it stands for.

The switch-on ceremony will be held on November 28 at the Illovo Country Club. Entertainment will be provided for the whole family from 17h30 with some of Durbanís most talented performers such as the Steel Drum Foundation, Celtic Dance Troupers, Take Note Singers with Cathy Peacockís Platform Jazz topping up the evening.

Safmís Dianne Kohler-Barnard will be the compere and the evening promises to be filled with laughter and fun, pausing for a while at the switch-on at 20h00 when thoughts will turn to those who have gone before. Entrance is free and audiences should bring chairs and blankets. Refreshments and meals are available at the club.

Donors and members of the public are invited to buy virtual globes at R20 (R100 for companies), Companies and individuals donating between R1,000 and R4,999 will be regarded as Bronze Partners (Silver Partners: from R5,000 to R9,999 and Gold Partners between R10,000 and R24,999). More than R25,000 individuals and companies can be regarded as Platinum Partners of the Hospice.

Names of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum donators will be mention in newspaper articles and will receive a special certificate from the Amanzimtoti Lighthouse Hospice. At the bottom of the Tree, a book with all the names of those we remember will be available. Members of the public can assist Amanzimtoti Lighthouse Hospice staff to sell bulbs by phoning Peter on 083 775 2445 or Lavinia Bedingham on 031 916 2121.

Great prizes can be won by those selling the most tickets. Globes can be bought by phoning Amanzimtoti Lighthouse Hospice. More information from Amanzimtoti Lighthouse Hospice on 039 973 0277 or write to PO Box 144, Umkomaas 4170.




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