Visitors to Horsham’s late night shopping event on Thursday, December 10 will be able to remember lost loved ones at a memorial tree.
The memorial tree is to take centre stage at The Co-operative Funeralcare, 36 East Street.
The funeral home is open from 5 pm until 9 pm when people will be able to leave memorial cards on the tree and the staff will be serving mulled wine and mince pies whilst The Horsham Pleasure Singers Ladies Choir perform at 7 pm.
Last year more than 900 of the Co-operative’s funeral homes housed a memorial tree and activities raised over £13,000 for charity.
The Co-operative Group and British Red Cross have joined together to help tackle loneliness and isolation across communities in the UK. Families, can if they wish, leave a small donation to support this work.
Natalie Thomas, Funeral Director at Horsham, said: “Christmas can be an extremely difficult and painful time for families and this is the third year we have offered a memorial tree in honour of those no longer with us. It has always proved to be a great help for bereaved relatives and friends.
“We know that Christmas and New Year, in particular, are a time when people look back and remember those they’ve lost. We hope our memorial Christmas tree will again help families to make a tribute to their loved ones at this difficult time,”