Benalla Library is once again hosting the Tree of Remembrance this Christmas.December 7, 2012 4:33am
A new tree of remembrance for those celebrating Christmas without a loved one has been erected in the library.
Not everyone is bursting with Christmas cheer this year — many families are left shattered by the death of a loved one.
In recognition of our friends, family members, colleagues and even pets that have passed on, once again Benalla High Country Library has become home to the Christmas Trees of Remembrance, in partnership with Benalla Palliative Care Service, Benalla Library, and Community Health.
Everyone is encouraged to come and see the Christmas trees at the library and at Community Care. They can write special messages in memory of their loved ones, which can be hung on the trees with other decorations.
Some people may want to take a card home to write on and bring back; others may wish to write a message and put it up straight away.
Others might like to add their own cards to the tree.
The trees and the messages will stay on display until after Christmas, along with information about services in Benalla that support people experiencing loss and grief, including the palliative care service.
Everyone is encouraged to remember their loved ones at this special time of year.
Anyone seeking assistance with loss and grief is encouraged to call Benalla Community Health Service on 5761
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