Donate a virtual globe for the greater good through the HospiceWits Tree of Light

The annual HospiceWits tree-lighting ceremony at the Johannesburg Zoo has become a literal highlight on this charity’s calendar. Hundreds of people gather every year to see the sponsored globes being switched on, and in the light of the Covid-19 outbreak, this much cherished tradition takes on a different form this year, while still giving HospiceWits supporters a chance to remember their loved ones by purchasing a Tree of Light 2020 globe.

This year, HospiceWits invites our loyal supporters to buy a virtual remembrance globe in celebration of a loved one, which will then be added to our virtual Tree of Light. This allows donors to spread the light even further, as they share their dedicated message with colleagues, friends and family via their social media platform of choice.

How it works

If you are interested in purchasing a globe to be placed on the virtual HospiceWits Tree of Light to celebrate a loved one, you simply need to visit the HospiceWits Tree of Light website. From here, you will be able to choose between seven different donation options:

• Individual globe: R100
• Corporate globe: R350
• Halo of light: R1750
• Orb: R3500
• Branch: R5250
• Bright star: R7000
• String: R15 000

You will be able to pick the colour of your virtual globe and personalise it with a message or dedication to a loved one. Honour the life of someone who has already passed, or celebrate the lives of those who are dear to your heart now.

Honour the heroes in your life

Do you know a health worker that you’d like to honour for their immense contribution during the pandemic, or is there an essential services worker in your life who has worked without ceasing to ensure that the wheels of industry kept on turning despite the challenges posed by Covid-19? There is no better way to pay tribute to the exemplary people in our lives than to salute them with a virtual globe on the HospiceWits Tree of Light.

Every donation collected goes towards funding the important work HospiceWits does throughout the year, whatever the circumstances.

Even when times seem dark, the HospiceWits tree-lighting ceremony remains a beacon of hope, strength and celebration of life. Donate to customise your globe on the virtual Tree of Light today, and keep an eye on the HospiceWits Facebook page for the latest news about this campaign.