Leamington Rotary launches Trees of Light fund-raiser in aid of Myton Hospice - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Rotary launches Trees of Light fund-raiser in aid of Myton Hospice

Leamington Editorial 3rd Dec, 2020   0

LEAMINGTON Rotary Club has launched its annual Trees of Light fund-raiser for The Myton Hospices with Christmas trees in Leamington and Whitnash.

The campaign, which began in 2001 and has raised £75,000, gives people the chance to remember loved ones while supporting the charity’s work.

Rotary fund-raising committee chairman Barry Andrews said: “The Rotary Trees of Light symbolise that there is light and hope in the bleakest circumstances, which is particularly poignant this year.

“Christmas is a time when families come together to celebrate, give presents and remember; and it’s at times such as this that the absence or loss of a loved one can be most keenly felt.

“The Trees of Light in Leamington and Whitnash enable us to remember loved ones at Christmas time whilst at the same time raising funds for The Myton Hospices in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby.”

People can make a donation and name their loved one by filling in the donation form that can be found in leaflets around Leamington and Whitnash, or online at www.mytonhospice.org/TreesOfLight

Every donor will receive a personal thank you card from Myton Hospices and it is planned all names of those remembered will be displayed outside Leamington Town Hall, in the Royal Priors shopping mall, at the Pump Rooms and at Whitnash library.

To comply with the new Covid lockdown, the Tree of Light in Whitnash was switched on outside St Margaret’s church by mayor Adrian Barton, but without the usual ceremony and service in the church.

For the same reason, the Leamington Tree of Light was switched on during the Four Towns Lights Switch On “virtual” event, streamed on the Warwick District Council’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Myton Hospices support about 2,000 people and their families through their centres in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby. The charity needs to raise more than £9million towards the £12million required to continue to provide its services free of charge.


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