Dedicate a Warwick light of love on tree

Lights across the street at last year's Victorian evening
Lights across the street at last year's Victorian evening

Members of Warwick Rotary Club are inviting people to celebrate the life of a loved one by sponsoring a bulb on the town’s Christmas tree.

The Lights of Love carry personal messages and can be dedicated by simply completing the form printed in the Courier and returning it with a small donation to one of three local outlets.

Suggested donations start at £5, with all the money raised being divided between Macmillan Nurses and the good causes proposed to Cllr Moira-Ann Grainger, the Mayor of Warwick.

The mayor will officially switch on the lights in Market Place at 7pm next Thursday (November 27) during the town’s popular Victorian evening which always attracts huge crowds.

There will also be a quieter, more personal service of dedication, with carols and a reading at 4pm on December 14.

Speaking from the heart, Warwick Rotary president Jackie Crampton said: “Macmillan is one of our local Rotary District charities this year because so many of us have cause to be thankful for them being there when we needed them.

“All of us have someone whose life we want to remember or celebrate and our illuminated tree in the main town square is there throughout the festive period.”

Completed forms can be returned to Warwick Post Office in Shire Hall, Claridges in Market Place or Torry’s Hardware in West Street.

Donations that are gift-aided also add an extra 25p to every £1 donated.