Rugby Rotary thanks residents for their help in raising nearly £4,000 for Myton Hospice with Tree of Light appeal

Rugby Rotary is thanking the people of Rugby as it announces that this year's appeal has raised just under £4,000 for Myton Hospice.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 10:38 am
The Tree of Light in a previous year.

Every year Rugby Rotary organises the Tree of Light - whereby people can make a donation in exchange for having the name of a loved one or friend remembered on the tree. All donations go to Myton Hospice.

A spokesperson for Rugby Rotary said: "As we come to the end of the 2019 Rotary Tree of Light Appeal and look forward to the New Year, the Rotary Club of Rugby president, Susan Maguire, and all its members, wish to once again thank the people of Rugby for their really generous support for our own Rugby Myton Hospice in which this year’s appeal has initially raised just under £4,000 in donations.

"As so many of you know, the hospice works tirelessly to provide much support and comfort to those in need through terminal illness and it relies totally on your voluntary donations.

"Gifts, however large or small, are a vital lifeline to their continuing work in Rugby, and Rotary is extremely honoured and proud to be able to provide this opportunity for giving by the local

community during this Christmas season.

"The Book of Remembrance remains on public view in the parish church until Twelfth Night commemorating nearly 600 loved ones and causes remembered during this special time of

the year.

"Such a community project as this would not be possible without the support of others.

"So Rotary would like to thank the Rugby Advertiser for the continuing support in the coverage given by Alex Green and the editorial staff, Lyn and her staff at the Myton Hospice Shop for

acting as a central collection point in the town, the St Andrew’s Parish Church team and, in particular, Rev Pam Gould for officiating at the special Commemoration Service which is

always looked forward to by so many.

"And, lastly, Rugby Borough Council for their support and cooperation and especially to the mayor Bill Lewis, for once again enabling us to use the town Christmas tree as the focal point for the appeal."

The last dedications for this year's tree

Peter Phelps "missed every day" ; Effie Pitt-Pulford "missed every day" ; Mary Phelps "missed every day" ; Treasured memories of my mum Margaret 'Rita' Scott ; Special memories of our granny Margaret 'Rita' Scott ; Treasured memories of my dad Charles 'Charlie' Scott ; Special memories of our granda Charles 'Charlie' Scott ; Many happy memories of my aunt and our great aunt Issy ; Pat and Ernie West "two dearest friends" ; Johnnie Nolan "dear husband"