Remember your loved ones and raise funds for Myton Hospice with Rugby Rotary's Tree of Light

The Rotary Club of Rugby is once again giving people the opportunity to sponsor lights on the tree outside St Andrew’s Parish Church in dedication of the memory of loved ones.

Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 6:00 am
L-R Rotary president Sue Maguire, Rugby mayor Cllr Bill Lewis and St Andrews Church representative Rev Pam Gould.

All the money that is donated will be given to Rugby Myton Hospice to assist them in their work to give support and palliative care in Rugby.

A spokesperson for Rugby Rotary said: "As we make our preparations for Christmas, we always bring to mind those of our nearest and dearest that are no longer with us.

"Losing loved ones over the years, whether it has been to that terrible disease of cancer, or to some other disease or tragedy, always brings a time of reflection and a time when we especially treasure their memory, and Christmas is that very special time of the year.

"Your generosity last year enabled just over £4,600 to be donated to the Hospice and since the project was started in 1999 the people of Rugby have donated £86,500 to the charity."

This year marks the 21st year of the appeal.

At a launch ceremony on Wednesday, November 13, Rugby mayor Cllr Bill Lewis joined St Andrew's Church representative Rev Pam Gould and Rotary president Sue Maguire, to switch on the tree lights.

The annual ‘Tree of Lights Commemoration Service’ will be held at St Andrew’s Parish Church on Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm and is open to everyone.

Sponsor forms can be found print copies of the Rugby Advertiser from Thursday, November 28.

The forms are also available now at the back of St Andrew’s Church.

Rugby Rotary asks for a minimum of £5 to be donated with each dedication.