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12 year old fundraiser Megan lights up 40ft Christmas tree in aid of St Columba’s Hospice

Lights are shining brightly on the Tree of Remembrance, after 12 year old Megan Reid hit the big red button to light up the tree, as part of the Hospice’s annual Light Up A Life appeal.

The 40ft tree is shining brightly with lights symbolising the dedications made by people from all over the UK, remembering loved ones who have died at St Columba’s Hospice.

The Hospice’s Light Up A Life appeal runs each winter and the money raised is used to provide extra special care for patients and families throughout the festive season. Money raised is spent on providing mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas lunches and more festive treats for patients and families.

Megan Reid switched on the lights on the Tree of Remembrance with Sir Tom Farmer at an event in Charlotte Square Gardens.

Megan has been a keen fundraiser for the Hospice after her grandfather and great grandmother died at the Hospice. In September 2015, Megan and her mother walked from their home in Prestonpans to the Hospice, which was 11 miles from where Megan’s grandfather was born to where he died.

The Light Up A Life appeal is kindly supported by Sir Tom Farmer, Walter Scott & Partners, the Forestry Commission, Starbucks, Charlotte Square Gardens Association and Balerno High School.

Please note that this appeal has now finished. If you would like to find out more about fundraising for St Columba’s Hospice please click here