FOR 11 years a humble poinciana tree in the Raby Bay Harbour Park has helped the Redland community remember loved ones lost to cancer.
Wellington Point local and Cancer Council Redlands branch volunteer June Craven said the tree was a symbol of hope to all people affected by cancer.
"Our memory tree is a source of great strength for many in our community who have been affected by cancer, including my own family and friends," she said.
"July is a special time for my family as we remember our son, who we lost to cancer 10 years ago this month."
On Sunday, July 22, from 10am, community members are invited to join June and volunteers from the Redlands cancer branch to tie a yellow ribbon with messages of hope and memories of loved ones.
"Seeing the tree full of memories and bright yellow ribbons next Sunday will fill everyone who sees it, including local cancer survivors like me, with hope that together we can and we will beat cancer," she said.
The memory tree is located at the entrance to Raby Bay Harbour Park, located on Shore Street West, Cleveland. A morning tea will be provided at no charge by the branch and donations to the Cancer Council are welcome.