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

The project raises thousands for a good cause every year

The Tree of Light during a previous year.

Rugby Rotary' s Tree of Light outside St Andrew's continues this year and, after its launch in the last week, has already received many dedications.

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.

A spokesperson for Rugby Rotary said: "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 Rotary Club of Rugby, as part of its dedicated service to the local community, is giving everyone the opportunity to give to a cause that is so vital to us all.

"As always and with the thanks for the exceptional support given to us by the Rugby Advertiser, the first week’s list of those you wish to remember is published in this week’s issue.

"Sponsor forms can be found in this and 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) Blackhams Opticians, 21 Albert Street, Rugby CV21 2SD and marked ‘Tree of Light’

"If you are a UK Tax Payer you may also indicate that you wish your donation to be Gift Aided to increase it by 25 per cent.

"Sponsor forms and donations will be accepted up to Monday, 20th December 2021."

This week's dedications are:

John Isdell ; Nanny & Poppa Barnwell ; Mum & Trevor Barnwell ; Mum & Dad Healey ; Carol Healey ; Ian Mattock "Loved & remembered aways" ; Matthew Jacoby ; David Ogden ; Janet Patricia Sewell ; Kathleen Shepherd "Always in our thoughts" Don & Family ; James Hall "lovingly remembered" ; Alma Hall "lovingly remembered" ; Michael Green "lovingly remembered" ; Frank Parkinson "lovingly remembered" ; Mary Parkinson "lovingly remembered" ; Richard Parkinson "lovingly remembered ; Emma Oldham ; Vi and Len Benfield "dearly loved, Mum and Dad" ; Craig Underwood "sadly missed" ; Kerry Marriott - gone too soon XX ; Mary & Herbert Marriott - sadly missed XX ; David Pettifor - remembered with a smile XX ; In fond & loving memory of George, Phyliss, David & Joan Shaw ; John and Florance Clare Blick ; "In loving memory of our darling son Paul Hobley" from Mum, Dad, Chris & all the family ; Richard Still "Time and years slip gently by but loving memories never die" love from Mum & Dad, Simon & Jason XXX ; Nan & Grandad Westwood, and Dad Mick Westwood with love from the Westwood families ; Brother Stephen Shears & Sister Bettie Morrison " Always in our hearts" Love from sisters Rosie & Lesley ; Richard Fenley ; Eric Browning ; Phyllis Browning ; In loving memory of David & Lucy White ; Llewelyn Lloyd-Davies ; Lucy Elizabeth Meehan ; Harry Dingley ; Jean Lord ; Maureen Tye ; Jonathon Potter "loved and missed" ; Eddie Jackson "loving Husband, Dad & Grandad, sadly missed" ; Bill Nichols "well loved Brother & Uncle, sadly missed" ; Mr Heinz Mieth ; Mrs Ada Mieth ; Michael Tailby ; Neville Rainbow ; Victor Hatwell ; Betty Hatwell ; Eileen Bowers "always in our thoughts" ; Mary & Gordon Adcock "much love, never forgotten" ; Joe Sadler "always in our thoughts, loved dearly ; David J Fox ; Andrew J Fox ; Ida Lila Carlton ; Cyril Murrum Carlton ; Eric Spencer Hall ; Phyllis Ethel Hall ; Frank & Florence Dring - mised by Margaret & John Port ; Granddaughter Lorraine & Colin Port - missed by Margaret & John Port ; Robert Newman - from the family ; Jane Newman - from the family ; Eric Bates and Brother Roy ; Mary Hopkinson "thinking of you always" Keith & Carol ; Bill Masters "beloved Husband, Dad, Grandad & Great Grandad, forever in our thoughts" ; Alice & John Thomas "in loving memory" ; Cliff Froggatt, dearest Husband, Father and Grandfather "sadly missed" ; Joyce and Don Boult (remembered with love) ; Hilda and Mac McElroy (remembered with love) ; Wilma & Bill Pithie ; W G Price, former MP for Rugby