FOR almost 10 years Brighouse Rotary Club’s Tree of Light has provided a focus for remembrance in the town centre at Christmas.
The first tree was inaugurated by Chris Redfearn, then president of the club, in 2003 and funds raised from the sponsorship money is donated every year to charity.
This year the Calderdale branch of the Alzheimer’s Society was the chosen charity and a total of £2,440 was raised.
The lights were switched on the tree outside Sainsbury’s in Brighouse by Coun Christine Beal, deputy Mayor of Calderdale, with a dedication by Canon Michael Storey of Rastrick.
Mr Redfearn said: “The project was successful once again but sponsored lights were very clearly down on previous years. It is difficult to say why this was.
“However our collection days at Sainsburys and Tesco were the best ever and made up for the sponsored light shortfall. Many people putting money in our buckets obviously felt that the Alzheimer’s Society is a very worthwhile cause.
“The disease affects a great many people whether directly or indirectly through relatives and friends.”
Sponsored lights in aid of the Calderdale branch of the Alzheimer’s Society:
Mrs B Astin (John Astin); Susan Aspinall (dad, Alan Eastwood); Mrs M Atkinson (Trevor Atkinson); Mrs Hazel Barnes (Raymond Barnes); Mrs Sheila Barraclough (John Barraclough); Mrs Anne Barraclough (Carmita).
Geoff Barrett (Alzheimer’s Society); Geoff Barrett (Michael Bowmer); Mrs Mabel Benson (Herbert Benson); Mrs Mabel Benson (Joshua Hill); M A Binns (Pat Armstrong); Mrs A Binns (Beryl Johnson, a dear friend); Stuart Black (Roy Black); Stuart Black (Karl Heinz Bornemann).
Mrs Mary Bond (Walter Bond); Mrs M Brook (Peter Brook); Raymond Bycroft (Mrs Marlene Bycroft); Muriel Clarke (Albert Clarke); The Clements family (Nanny Susie Clements); Mrs Anne Cockcroft (Alzheimer’s Society x 4); Stan and Bronwen Cruickshank (Betty and Stan Cruickshank); Stan and Bronwen Cruickshank (Elaine and Eddie Parkin).
John Dearden (Hazel Dearden); Pamela Dimbleby (Norman Barton); Pamela Dimbleby (Lilian Dimbleby); Pamela Dimbleby (Elsie Green); Pamela Dimbleby (Benedict Brough); Mrs R Doherty (Hilda and Benny Baimbridge); Mr P Eastwood (Elsie Eastwood); Mr P Eastwood (George Eastwood); Pamela Fellows (Donna Millar); Betty Filby and family (Frank Filby).
J Flockton (Neil Richard Rhodes); Mrs E Gee (Mr R Gee); Mrs E Gee (Mrs G Wetton); Joan Gledhill (Ted Gledhill); Mrs M Gray (Mr A Gray); Mrs M Gray (Mrs E Barwick); Elizabeth Greenwood (Josie Mellor); Stephen and Jennifer Guy (Fred Guy, Lucy Guy, Edward Greenway and Kathleen Greenway); Mr and Mrs Ian Hamer (Gordon Kirby).
Mrs D Hannan (Jack and Jim Hannan); Mrs D Hannan (Annie and Harry Walker); Mrs J Harper (Jim Bailey); Mrs J Harper (Edie Bailey); Alison Harrison (Marie Mayhew); The Henshaw family (Stephen Henshaw); Mr and Mrs K Hirst (Ella Wilkinson); Mr and Mrs K Barnes and Mrs Hirst (Harry Wilkinson); Mrs H S Holland (Lucy Tuthill); Mr and Mrs Holland (Alexandra Pilar Holland-Almajano).
Miss B Holmes (Geoffrey Manger); Miss B Holmes (Margaret Addlesee); Janet and Ken Holroyd (Tommy and May Clayton); Mrs D Hopkinson (Alfred Prentice); Mrs D Hopkinson (Helga Prentice); J L Jessett (George and Enid Bottomley); Mrs Jean Jessop (Alan Jessop); Tara Kay (Dave Graham); Tara Kay (Charlie White); Mrs Kay Kneeshaw (Kenneth Kneeshaw); Mrs Kay Kneeshaw (grand-daughter Nikki).
Michelle Kneeshaw (Nicola Brewerton); Ann Kucharski (Dell Kucharski); Ann Kucharski (Wladek Kucharski); Maureen and the Leach family (Geoffrey Alastair Leach); Maureen and the Leach family (Ian Leach); Mr and Mrs George Linton (Denise Horton); Diane Lord (Bridget O’Malley); Diane Lord (John O’Malley); Jo, Craig and Jack Marsden (Grandma and Grandad); Mrs Moira Marshall (John Gleave); Gina and Paul Miller (Vera Miller); Gina and Paul Miller (Dorothy Crowther).
McAllister Monteith (Seamus McHugh, Evelyn McHugh, Michael McHugh, David Monteith); Mrs B Moody (Sidney Moody); Mrs B Moody (Kathryn Kirk); Mrs D Nelson (Leslie Nelson); John, Joshua, Helen and Robert Nelson (Leslie Nelson); Greg Nickson (Chris Manning); Mrs M Noble (Mr J Noble).
Mrs Joyce O’Neill (John O’Neill); Pam (Geoff Howard); Neil Penketh (Edward Penketh); Friends at Carr Green Primary School (Barbara Haughey); Mrs Margaret Reaney (Maurice Reaney, Denise Reaney and Donna Reaney); Pat and Derek Roberts (Mary Barber); Brenda Rose (Dawn Pollard).
Karl Rutter (Keith and Fay Rutter); Daniel and Oliver Sacker (for Dad); Canon Michael Storey (Alice Storey x 4); Mrs Christine Sutcliffe (Graham Sutcliffe); Mrs Christine Sutcliffe (Joyce Broxup); Denise Tandy (For Mum and Dad); Mike Tandy (For Mum and Dad); Derek Thornton (Lorna Thornton).
Kevin and Margaret Valentine (Mary Mounsey); Kevin and Margaret Valentine (Jessie Dobson); Kevin and Margaret Valentine (Eileen Lister); Kevin and Margaret Valentine (Eileen Valentine); Kevin and Margaret Valentine (Joan Delahunty); Mrs Pat Vickers (Jim Vickers); Johan and Stephanie Vink (Our Parents x 2).
Mrs Christine Wade (Arthur Wade x 4); Mrs J Walsh (Eva Shaw); Mrs J Walsh (Stephen Walsh); Mrs K Walsh (Kenneth Walsh); Joyce Walton (John Walton); Mrs P A Waters (Mark James Waters); Mrs P A Waters (Nichola Jayne Townsend); Jeremy Webster (Terence Webster x 4); Jeremy Webster (Margaret Webster x 4); Hilary Weston (Mary Wilkinson); Hilary Weston (Edna Sunderland); Mrs M Wilson (Steve Wilson); Mrs M Wilson (The Swales family); Geoffrey Young (Eileen Young).