The Tree of Light remembers and supports people in Rugby

Club president Richard Avery, the Rev Imogen Nay of St Andrew's and Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava at the launch of the appeal
Club president Richard Avery, the Rev Imogen Nay of St Andrew's and Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava at the launch of the appeal

More than £4,300 has been raised for Myton Hospice thanks to the generous support for the Tree of Light.

The community has remembered loved ones through the Rotary Club of Rugby’s popular appeal.

Club president, Richard Avery, thanked the community for its continued support.

Rotary spokesman Peter Smith said: “The hospice works tirelessly to provide so much support and comfort to those in need through terminal illness and it relies totally on voluntary donations.

“So your gifts, however large or small, are vital to that work continuing here in Rugby and Rotary is extremely proud to be able to provide this facility for giving during the festive season.”

The Book of Remembrance remains on public view in the Lady Chapel of the Parish Church until Twelfth Night, commemorating some 650 loved ones and causes remembered at this time of the year.

Mr Smith added: “In this service to the community, Rotary is indebted to the Rugby Advertiser for the tremendous support in the coverage given by the editorial staff and others. Also to St Andrew’s Parish Church and the Rector Rev Imogen Nay, and all her team, for their work in hosting the special Remembrance Service which has become an integral part of Christmas time.

“And also to the Rugby Borough Council for their support and cooperation and especially to the Mayor, Ramesh Srivastava, for enabling us to use the town Christmas tree as the focal point for the appeal.”

The Rotary Club of Rugby will continue to support local and international charitable causes in the New Year.

If you would like to help the Club with its charity work, or to find out more about events, go to www.rotary-ribi.org
The final names remembered are:
Cecil Russell “My dear Dad”; Steven Paul Richards “Missing from our lives. Always in our hearts” XX