£235 donation for Rugby mayor's charities thanks to St Andrew's Christmas tree festival

Cllr Lewis thanked the church for all their help

Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:15 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 4:16 pm
The mayor of Rugby, Cllr Bill Lewis, at the 2019 Festival of Christmas Trees with Bob and Susie from New Directions.

A host of charities supporting Rugbeians with learning disabilities have received a donation thanks to the St Andrew's Christmas tree festival.

Rugby mayor Cllr Bill Lewis chose the charities as those which he would support during his mayoral year.

And he recently received a £235 donation money raised during the church's Festival of Christmas Trees, an annual fund-raiser which encourages businesses, organisations and schools to contribute decorated Christmas trees to create a festive forest in the church.

Cllr Lewis and mayoress Sue Lewis were judges of the festival in 2019, and Cllr Lewis thanked the church for the donation to his charities.

He said: "The Festival of Christmas Trees brings the community together to raise money for good causes, a real celebration of the spirit of Christmas."

"Now we can all start looking forward to the future with cautious optimism as we continue on the roadmap out of lockdown, I hope the festival can return later this year after the 2020 event had to be cancelled due to the pandemic."

Cllr Lewis has supported Rugby Autism Network, Rugby Dementia Support and New Directions, a charity which supports residents with learning disabilities and autism, during his mayoral term.

For more information on the Mayor's charities, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/mayor