Sponsor a Christmas tree light for Purley-based cancer charity

Purley's Tree of Light was switched on last week

Purley’s Tree of Light was switched on last week

The South East Cancer Help Centre (SECHC) has erected its Tree of Light in Purley’s Town Centre.

The tree provides an opportunity for anyone in the area who has lost loved ones to celebrate their lives by sponsoring a light.  The tree will remain illuminated throughout the Christmas and New Year period and lights can be sponsored at any time before December 20. 

Sponsoring a light on SECHC’s tree is a very special way of remembering a loved one whilst at the same time raising vital funds for the centre which will enable it to continue its work supporting local people affected by cancer. All dedications will be put on the SECHC website as they arrive and a Book of Remembrance containing the names and dedications of those commemorated will be available at SECHC in the New Year to provide a permanent form of memorial.

If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of someone please visit www.sechc.org.uk to download a form or call SECHC on 020 8668 0974.

Eleanor Appleton, SECHC Community Fundraiser said, “We are once again indebted to Purley Christmas Lights Association for all their help. We are very grateful to Crossways Nursery, Purley, for donating our beautiful tree, to Skanska for agreeing to put the lights on the tree and for organising the power supply and to Keir Services for installing the tree and lending us the safety barriers. I would also very much like to thank Croydon Council for once again allowing us to erect our tree in the town square.”

SECHC, which has local NHS recognition, can be found in the Tesco Development, 2 Purley Road, Purley, CR8 2HA.

Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Mindfulness Meditation and Reflexology are just some of the therapies available. Activities include yoga, Tai Chi, drama, relaxation, and arts & crafts. SECHC offers bereavement, family, telephone and individual counselling sessions and there are various support groups including specific ones for those with ovarian, bowel, prostate, or breast cancer.


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