Here are the first people to be remembered on this year's Rugby Rotary Tree of Light

Appeal launched outside St Andrew’s Church

Launching the project outside St Andrew's Church.
Launching the project outside St Andrew's Church.

This year’s Rugby Rotary Tree of Light appeal was launched outside St Andrew’s Church just over a week ago.

This is the time in the year when we always bring to mind those of our nearest and dearest that are no longer with us but stay in our hearts for ever and when we especially

treasure their memory.

Fill in the coupon and return to the address provided.

The people of Rugby have responded well to this year’s project so far.

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

Money is once again being raised for Rugby Myton Hospice by supporters sending in dedications for the town Christmas tree outside St Andrew’s Parish Church.

Peter Smith, Rotary TOL Coordinator, which is supported annually by The Rugby Advertiser, said: “I give thanks for yet another great response to the appeal last year which enabled over £4,850 to be raised to help continue the work of the hospice here in Rugby.

“This is the time in the year when we always bring to mind those of our nearest and dearest that are no longer with us but stay in our hearts for ever and when we especially treasure their memory.

The ‘Tree of Lights Commemoration Service’ will take place on Tuesday, December 6, at 7pm in St Andrews Parish Church.

The service gives relatives the chance to light candles in memory of loved ones and read through the names recorded in a book of remembrance. This has become an increasingly important element in the celebration.

Sponsor forms can be found in future issues of the Rugby Advertiser and also at Blackhams Opticians, who have very kindly agreed to be the collecting point again this year.

The completed sponsor form and your donation cheque or Postal Order (minimum of £5 per dedication) payable to ‘Rotary Tree of Light’, should be sent to: ‘Rotary Tree of Light’, c/o 2 Bawnmore Court, Rugby CV22 7QQ or taken to: (please knock and wait to be invited in).

Here are the first names to be remembered:

Phyllis Ethel Hall; Cyril Murrum Carlton; Ida Lila Carlton; Mary & Chris Kiernan; Mary Vokes; David Ogden; Janet Avery – A wonderful lady, sadly missed; Eileen and Frank Avery; Lilian and Francis West; Gina Coy - my precious Daughter X; Pat & Annie Geraghty - Dad & Mum X; Paul Kimber; Patricia Haywood; George & Cis Green; Tony Hobson; Brian & Margaret Newey; Doris Butler ‘fondly remembered; May Eales ‘fondly remembered’; Jim Hunt ‘fondly remembered’; In loving memory of Martin Ridgway, missed every day by all his friends & family ‘when it rains look for the rainbow, when it’s dark look for the stars’; Jock & Nellie Hunter and Lois; The Faure Sisters; George & Annie Oram and Joan; Ann Elizabeth Kennedy ‘time may pass but our love does not, nor our treasured memories’; David John Barby ‘time may pass but our love does not, nor our treasured memories’; In loving memory of Lucy & David White; In loving memory of Stella Margaret Edwards; In loving memory of Chris Edwards; In loving memory of Thomas and Irene Bowes; Bob Campbell - loving Dad & Husband to Debbie, Zoe & Judy ‘always in our thoughts XXX’; In loving memory of my Brother & Sister-in-law, Raymond & Mary Smith RIP ; Ian Mattock ‘my love grows stronger each year’ XX; Nellie Powell; Clara Townsend; Bill & Stephen Kearns; Joy Duffield; Ted Nepip ‘dearly loved & missed; Stephanie Nepip ‘dearly loved & missed’; Cyril Frankis ‘always in our thoughts’; Paul Anthony O’Rourke (Son & Brother); John Charles O’Rourke (Husband & Father); Malcolm Pearce – Husband, Dad & Pap ‘missed more each day’; XXX ; Bill, Hilda & Terry Higham, all loved & missed by all their family; X ; Jill & John Mills & both loved and missed by all their family; X ; Eileen Eales; Dick Eales; Frank Lucas; Grace Lucas; David Payne; Audrey Payne; Ida Henton; Eileen Townsend; Maureen Ellis; W G Price, former MP for Rugby & partner Jan Rennison; Carol Healey; Mum & Trevor Barnwell; Mum & Dad Healey; Nanny & Poppa Barnwell ; Jennifer Turner ‘forever in our hearts, minds & lives; Grandma & Andrew Mochrie & never forgotten; Nana & Grandad Turner ‘never forgotten’; ; Matthew Jacoby; Hilda & William (Bill) Baker ‘greatly missed’; by Pam, Frank & all the family; Remembered with love for George, Phyliss, Joan & David Shaw; Please remember with love Annette Jane Brown; Tess and Fred

Smith RIP XX & Mum & Dad remembered in our hearts forever ; Catherine and Michael Costello RIP XX Mum & Dad remembered in our hearts forever; Wilma & Bill Pithie; Joan Bethell; Charles Bethell; Agnes and Albert Harris; Gareth Redd; Leonard Goodes; Maldwyn Parry ‘never forgotten’; Albert Cutter; Gary Jones Cutter; In memory of Albert Nellie Smith; In memory of Frank & Eliza Edwards; Wayne Robert Thompson; Mark Phillip Thompson; In memory of Myra McNulty; In memory of Kathleen McNulty; In memory of John McNulty; In memory of Shirley & John Jones; My Sons Kelvin & Peter Eveleigh; Roy Vennard; My Mother & Father Florence & Reginald Brown; Trixie Penn; Edith Penn; Nigel Caffrey; Pat & Fred Kirk; Jean Edge - Special memories of a lovely Mum, Nan & Great Nan XX ; Bill Masters – Remembering our wonderful Husband, Dad, Grandad & Great Grandad with much love XX