Kenilworth Rotary’s Tree of Light is set to be the centrepiece of the decorations in the town at the Christmas lights switch-on tonight (Friday November 27) for the 15th year running.
As well as being a Christmas attraction, the tree offers local people the opportunity to sponsor a light in remembrance of loved ones while raising money for Myton Hospices.
Names of those commemorated by donations to the charity will be displayed by the Tree of Light.
Alex Anderson, Community Fundraising Manager at the Myton Hospices, said: “The fundraising that Rotary is doing makes such a big difference to people that use our services.
“We have to raise over £8 million each year to continue providing our care, and we couldn’t do it without the support of organisations like Rotary.
“We know that making someone feel better is not just about medicine – sometimes holding someone’s hand, or taking time to listen to their fears makes the greatest difference. That is what we aim to do.”
Anyone wishing to donate to Myton Hospices by commemorating a loved one on the Tree of Light should complete and send the donation form printed in the Weekly News.
The form will appear in the Weekly News every week up until Christmas, and forms are also available from local traders including Sylvester’s Jewellers and Kenilworth Books, both in Talisman square, and Boothroyd’s in The Square.
On the night Kenilworth Rotary will also be running a free soup kitchen, playing barrel organ music and rattling collecting tins raising money for Children in Need.