Tree of Light: Rugby Rotary Club thanks community for support

The Tree of Light service
The Tree of Light service

As this year’s Rotary Tree of Light Appeal comes to an end, the Rotary Club of Rugby President, Kevin Kiernan, and all its members, have thanked the people of Rugby for their generous support once again.

This year’s appeal is supporting Rugby Myton Hospice and has initially raised more than £4,100 in donations.

A Rotary club spokesman said: “The hospice works provides 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 this Christmas season.

“The Book of Remembrance remains on public view in the Lady Chapel of the Parish Church until Twelfth Night commemorating some 620 loved ones and causes remembered at this ‘special’ time of the year.

“In this service to the community, Rotary is indebted to the Rugby Advertiser for the magnificent support in the coverage given by the editorial staff and others, to St Andrew’s Parish Church and, in particular, Rector Rev Imogen Nay and all her team for their work in hosting the special Remembrance Service which is always looked forward to by so many and lastly to Rugby Borough Council for their support and co-operation and, especially to the Mayor, Richard Dodd, for once again enabling us to use the town Christmas tree as the focal point for the appeal.”

“Rotary’s work in being a part of the ‘community’ is to continue its service throughout the year in support of both local and international charitable causes in its efforts to make a real difference in the world.

“If you would like to help us with this work, then please contact any of the three clubs in Rugby through their websites.”

The final names added for this year’s Tree of Light: Mr Doll Atkinson; Mr Bert Atkinson; Mr John Atkinson; Mr Neville Soden; Mrs Hannah Doris Adams; Mrs Norah Howarth; Mrs Betty McCluskey; In memory of John Hughes from his Wife and family; Fiona Dazely - thinking of you every day; Bob Humphrys; Les Watts; Alex Claydon.