FAMILY and friends donated more than ever this year to the Pershore Rotary Tree of Light in memory of their loved ones.
Donations from residents and businesses reached just under £4,000 – nearly £1,000 more than last year. All the proceeds are being donated to Acorns Children’s Hospice and the Pershore public access defibrillator project.
Judith Gath, president of Pershore Rotary Club, said: ”The amount collected this year is brilliant. A big thank you to all those people and businesses who donated at a time when we are all feeling the effects of the economic climate, and Pershore Town Council for decorating the tree.
“I would also like to thank all my fellow Rotarians who have stood in Chapman Court and at the Co-op receiving the donations, often in the pouring rain. Acorns and the defibrillator project are really deserving causes which make the amount collected even more pleasing.”
TREE OF LIGHTS NAMES
Andrew James, Gordon Jones, John Pickford, Jim Brown, Annie Burton (Mum), Joe Adams, Triveni Hanla, Peter Hodges, Michael Hodges, Maureen Martin, Peter Westby, Stephen Gubbins, Richard Gubbins, Edith Marchant, Walter Marchant, Carole Winship, Victor Hiden,, Noel Gleave, Julian Allman, JaneBennett, Isabella Wiggan, Jack Wiggan, Mary Badger, Stephen Badger, Lois Butler, John Butler, Jean Anderson, Andy Anderson, John Fulton, Jacqueline Fulton, Ken Felstead, Sylvia Felstead, Ian Gardner, Joyce Gardner, Tony Short, Betty Kirkham, Harry Kirkham, Reuben Brant, Millie Brant, Ron Harber, Vera Harber, Dr Alan Walker (Dad), Robin White, Anouska Fitz- Simon, Patrick Newman, David Newman, Valerie Pullen, Frank Thould, John Conway,, Edith Conway, Arthur Harban, Lyn Harban, Mum & Dad Willcox, Sister Hilda, Edward Fletcher, Joan Fletcher, Ted Verrall, Doris Verrall, Betty Warren, Phillip Schneider, William Royston, John Gilchrist, Mavis Gilchrist, George Guscott, Nancy Guscott, Ron Shale (Grandad), Robert (Bob) Hadley, Gerald Maynard, Marjorie Maynard, Edward Maynard, Doris Maynard, Arthur Finch, Mildred Finch, Ian MacKay, Irene MacKay, Dave Sheppard, Kate Chaffer, R & L Wickham, Matt Corrigan, Janet Corrigan, Molly Orrenshaw, Ann Hiden, Derek Hiden, Charles Clark, Edith Clark, Wilfred Babbage, Christine Babbage, Pamela Wale, Frank McKay, Moll McKay, Ivy Jenkins, Olive Holder, Tony Holder, John Corbett, Richard Tinson, Keith Gale, Maud Geddes, Norman Geddes, Harry Sleigh & Debbie, Steven Mardle, Ray Steadman MBE, John Wood,, Marjorie Wood, Ron Shale (Loving Husband), Cheryl Curtis, Mike Ellis, Robert Stephenson, Jacqueline Christie, Paul Griffiths, Doreen Cooke, Graham Cox,, Rose Blizard, Charles Blizard,, Gordon & Julia, Linda Beard, Thomas Terrey, Alfred Mather, Mona Mather, Annie (Bett) Cowley, Jack Cowley, George Cowley, John Day, Jim Edgington, Robert (Bob) Edney, Richard Brown, Flo McKinstry, Mary Smith, Dennis Smith, William Shepherd, Mary Collett, George Collett, Rosalind Fisher, Cliff Keeler, Terry Thornton, Sheila Morris, Les Lloyd, June Mason, Lilian Raven, Albert Osborne, Mary Stubbs, Sydney Stubbs, Elmer Birmingham, Sheila Birmingham, Phil Hanley, Claire Stones, Antony Ore, Peter Price, Raymond Harker, Tony Gillerau, Tom Hargreaves, Eileen Green, Alice Taylor, Joe Smith, Emily & Martin, Joan Penhallow, Gladys Cooper,, Eve & Charlie Verna, Len & Jerry, Lilian Austin, Philip Hicks, Jan Hole, Graham Hole, Elwyn Wilson, John Wilson, Andrew Agnew, Robert Halford, E Monica Rowen, Albert (and all the family), Les Bayliss, Agnes Bayliss, Alan Smount, Vic, David & Tony, George Hadley, Shane Church, Eileen Harold, Keith Attwood, Jenny Swinbourne,, Cyril Workman, Emma Workman, David Hobbs,, Lara Smith, Lindsay Gerrard, Jack Crowe, Mr & Mrs Woodloff, Walter Palfrey, Betty Linney, Shirley Joyce, Valerie Wylde, Quentin Williams, Mike Turvey, Dean Charles Smith, Margaret Jones, Laura Joyce, Kath Walter & Kenneth, John McLaren, Gladys McLaren, Tim McLaren, Maureen Porter, Albert Leakey, Edward & Georgina, John Hemming, Liz Hemming, Reg Hemming, Gladys Hemming, Gordon Hinds, David Sims, Margaret Gilder, Harold Gilder, Flynn Askew, William Bourne, Val Bryan, SarahFuller, Bryan Hemmings, Gordon Drew, Susan Sheppard, Matt Hagley, John Sommerville, Albert Davies, Tony Crowe, John Beach, Nancy Clarke, Violet Mingle, John Mingle, John Day, Jack Mason, Kath Mason, Shirley Gould, Stuart Gould, Sandy Burton, Audrey Smith, Chris, Tom Betney, Clara Betney, Alan Cooper, Michael Heath, Donald Summers, Sharron Mathias, Reg Jones, Leah Jones, John Attwood, Sheila MacPherson, Olive Hunt, Martin Lienerth, Emily Lienerth, Mick Lienerth, Dorothy Glenister, George Glenister, Alice Haines, Walter Bradford, Christina Bradford, Albert Mills, Jim Andrews, Connie Andrews, Mollie, Derek Helliwell, Miss DE Roberts, Mrs HB James, Malcolm Pitt, Moya Popovic, Ethel Armishaw, Howard Armishaw, John, Clifford Tebbett, Phil Roberts, Michael Green, Ron Rosier, Joan Rosier, Ted Wilson, Nora Wilson, “Bubbles” Easton, Harry Roe, Mary Roe, Pauline Baylis, BettyNevitt, Dave Hops, Margery Annis, William Taylor, Christine Cullen, Daniel Cullen, Esme Groom, Louisa Moreland, May Eddy, “Marrison” (my honorary mum), Nanny Joyce & Grandad, Peter Parker, Margaret Challenger, Pa, Avril & John, Gemma Sharp, Grandad Partridge, Roy Partridge, Gordon Bradstock, Derek Sefton, Ron Shale, Alfie Beard, Theo Beard, Amara Beard, Keith Crouch, Daphne Crouch, John Reid, Mick Taylor (my husband), William Wood, Charles Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Catherine Amies, “Muff” Faizey, Brian Didsbury, Simon Cronin, Sophie McGorrigan, Kath Harrison, Alan Wilkinson, Monica Gould, Michael Young, Marie Oughton, Phyllis Simons, Hubert Simons, Peter Comley, Ruby (Sue) Cook, Margaret Johnson, Sid Simpson, John Coulson, Eloise Moor, Georgina Dore, Raymond Beard, Joan Diston, Mick Diston, Ken Diston, Mike Diston, James Downing, John Reid, George McHardy, Edna Hills, Percy Hills, Mary Armstrong, Joan Fullman, Marlene Jenkins, Fred Timms, Mom & Dad Cheshire, Kathleen Alice, Alf Wheeler, Anne Wheeler, Alec Wheeler, Alan Lambly, Helen Lloyd, Ernest Plummer, Eunice Winfield, Ray Winfield, Chris Manton, Tracey Harris, Ann Carey, Ivy Ireland, Wendy Schneider, Richard Schneider, Phillip Schneider.
Vic Haines Transport, Midshire Communications, Andrew Grant Estate Agents, Vale Heating & Plumbing, Peter Watts Menswear, Partex Service, Red Star Growers, Alan Morris & Osbourne, Bomford & Coffey, Clifton- Crick Sharp & Co, Eckington Cookery School, Glassier Windows, John T Hill, W & D Property Company, M E D Associates, Robin Styles, Thai Restaurant, Off Highway Brakes & Controls, Cox’s Cars, Alfred Widmer & Co, QualitySolicitors, Thomson & Bancks, Attwoods Accountants, A1 Thermoline, White Logistics & Storage