People in the Horncastle area were once again invited to sponsor a bulb on the Tree of Light in memory of a departed family member or friend.
The Tree was illuminated for the first time on Friday by the Mayor of Horncastle, Sandra Campbell, at a special ceremony during which the names of all those being remembered were read out, as well as being displayed at the foot of the tree. It will remain lit throughout the Christmas period.
Rotarian Tim Peacock said: “The response to the scheme this year has been truly heart warming – with approaching 250 names on the tribute List.
“Each Christmas, the Tree of Light provides an opportunity to remember special people who are no longer with us and, at the same time, make a donation to hospice charities that do such good work in our area.”
The Tree of Light project is organised jointly by town’s Lions and Rotary clubs. This year it is expected that the it will have raised well in excess of £3,000 for the St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire Trust, St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice in Grimsby and the Louth and District Hospice.
The two clubs wish to thank all those who have made donations. They are also very grateful for the support of the Horncastle News and for help given by local businesses to ensure that costs are met. It means that every penny donated benefits the chosen charities.
Details can be found on the website www.horncastletreeoflight.co.uk.
Tribute List 2014: Dorothy Scott, Steve Avison, Alex Harrison, Brian Palin, Jean Gibbons, Iris Cross, Ernest Mableson, Elise Mableson, Mark James Prochnik, Colin Senior, Sylvia Mawby, Fred Bennett, Frances Bennett, Stuart Cousins, Bob Wade, Lyndsey Marie Burgess, Gladys Tremeer, John Ravenhall, Joyce Boundy, Colin Nott, Jean Reynolds, Cyril Fenwick, Evelyn Mary Fenwick, Harold (Mac) Maskell, Audrey Maskell, Robin Martin, Bruce Bell, Fay Stanley, William Francis Gray, Gordon Jay, Jenny Stuart, Philip Bell (Pip), Margaret Warren, Christopher Gibbs, Dennis William Dodd, Fred Walters, Liz Walters, Roger McNamara, Nanna Lewin, Olga Mann, Mr R Towler, Mrs KA Towler, Gemma Louise Weaver, Joan, Gordon Ellmore, Betty Murphy, Tom Murphy, Ben Smith, Tom Redshaw, Violet Redshaw, Mr & Mrs R A P Barker, Lucy Danby, Kenneth Moore, Mary Lavinia Bruckshaw, Mary Leggett, Stanley Burnett, Doris Evelyn Burnett, Roy Burnett, Ted Hudson, Vera Hudson, James Walker, Philip Church, Cissie Church, Keith Rowbotham, Harry Ely, Ronald Brooks, Sylvia Rose Turner, Lucy-Anne Lumb, Dougie Bedlow, Frank Griffin, David Keeling, Doris Keeling, Edna Barber, Joe (Fish) Holyer, Carl John Jacklin, John Robert Sadler, George Jacklin, Barrie Bushell, David Kirk, Patrick Houlden, Dot Cooper, Dennis Cooper, Ron Fisher, David Portas, Willie Maher, David Gulley, Dianne Ashman, Cyril Skaymen, Alan Saunders, Mr & Mrs J W Lancaster, Eric Whittaker, Barney Barnes, Sybil Reavill, Lawrence Yallop, David John White, Walter Holmes, Olive Holmes, Peter Jenkins, Jean Harrison, Jenny Heathcote, Jon Bennett, Edward Bell, David Burnett, Bill Clift, Alan Woodward, Joyce Morey, Peter Devereux, Joan Devereux, Eileen Maher, Frederick Samuel, Edith Smith, Jim Knight, Frances Knight, Diane Swift, Chris Swift, Philip George McKessar, Susan Percival, Philip, Edwin Stones, Ken Turner, Mary Holmes, Gladys Mary Chester, Val Stones, Chum Stones, Ivy Walker, John Corby, VL Archer, H E Petterson, Steve Dymond, Marjorie Clare Sefton Smith, Adrienne Ann Bark, Lesley Hocknell, Derrick Oates, Wendy Oates, Ian Oates, Margaret Johnson, Doreen Fidling, Nigel Fidling, Cicely Humphrey, Albert Humphrey, Kathleen Russell, Clifford Russell. Fred Gravil, Molly Gravil, Bert Gardner, Amy Darby, Derek Arthur Rowson, Grace Georgina Rowson, Bryan Lea, Sandra Evison, Angus Carmichael, Peter Dowse, Frank Cooke, Linda Davies, Tom Clayton, Geoffrey Street, John Toyne, Richard Fawcett, Vera Kirk, Daniel Kirk, Rev Brian Davies, Alfred Jordan, David Holley, John Waterfall, Richard Day, Nick Procter, Marjorie Clark, Ian Neil Clarke, Emma Louise Barley, Margaret Eileen Martin, Russell Danby, Sidney Danby, Dorothy Danby, Irene Mary Woods, Emma Kelsey, Ralph Kelsey, Doreen Speight, Edwin Speight, Donald Kelsey, Kenneth Kelsey, Derek Kelsey, Janet Kelsey, Ron Paul, Linda Ingamells, Peg Pickering, John Palin, Michael John Palin, Marc Heywood, Mary Finch, Pamela Kalinowski, Michael Beard, Anne Towler, Ray Towler, Ken Smith, Roy Parsons, Cecil Henry Maltby, Bill Pooley, Evelyn Pooley, Rosemary Pooley, Bill Lancashire, Sheila Lancashire, Tom, Walter Nicholson, Rita Nicholson, Arthur Nicholson, Bettine Nicholson, Vic Wilkinson, Peggy Storr, Evelyn Storr, Patrick Houlden, Vera Gilbert, Sylvia Watts, Cyril Watts, Muriel Sutton, Vera Bottomley, Pauline Beattie, Rita Hinson, Geoff Hinson, Jane Hinson, Brian Booth, Andre Staniszewski, Joan Burell, Lynne & Dora, Doreen & Patricia, Ann Elizabeth Fell, Kim Knight, Debbie Ward, Lilian Yates, Wilfred Yates, Frances Jarrett, Susan Peacock, Olive Peacock, Ken Peacock, Garry Kirk, Joyce Bennett, Alexander Bennett, Derek Myers, Fred Panton, Clare Birchall, Jim Birchall, Nora Birchall, Fred & Hilda Schofield, Mavis Sergeant, Reg Sergeant, Stefan Erentraut, Steve Newton