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 See our facebook page for a video of the             Tree of Lights switch on today  or by copying it into your address bar

 

https://vimeo.com/484369046/40a40fa4c2

https://youtu.be/bLVmoMPwPr0

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New Signs for Tree of Lights

We have recently acquired new signs for the Tree of Lights through the generosity of local sponsors.

The tree will be switched on Sunday 29th November at 1630. There will be no public ceremony this year due to the coronavirus epidemic. The ceremony will be shown on line.

Keep an eye out on our facebook page and the facebook page of St. David's Hospice. Stay safe everyone.

 

 

 

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President Cliff Large paid tribute to the fallen at a ceremony at the Colwyn Bay War Memorial this morning.

 

 

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Tree of Lights  

How to make a donation in memory of a loved one

The Tree of Lights Ceremony will not be held this year due to the Corvid19 pandemic. However a video showing the switch on will be published on Sunday 29th November at 1630.

To make a donation in memory of a loved one please follow this link onto St.David's Hospice. Each donation will be recorded on an online book which will be available on St.David's Hospice website after the switch on.

https://stdavidshospice.org.uk/event/tree-of-lights-2020/?instance_id=180

( If the link doesn't work copy and paste into your address bar at the top of your webpage)

22nd Christmas for Rotary Tree of Lights

NO PUBLIC EVENT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 
EVENT WILL BE SHOWN ON VIDEO SEE DETAILS BELOW 

 (Since its inception The Tree of Lights has raised over £291,000 for Hospice funds) 

Members of The Rotary Club of Rhos-on-Sea with the support of St. David’s Hospice have carried out the Tree of Lights on the Cayley Promenade since Christmas 1999/2000.  This December will see the 22nd birthday of the event in aid of St. David's Hospice, Llandudno. The tree will once again shine giving many within our local communities and well beyond the opportunity to celebrate or commemorate the lives of loved ones or to celebrate a special occasion or other meaningful event and at the same time supporting this very worthy cause.

Sadly this year, because of the Covid 19 restrictions, our local Hospice has experienced very difficult times. The cancellation of fundraising and other supporting events has had a severe impact on their financial resources and they need our support now more than ever to help them carry out their vital work.

It is fair to say that the Rotary Tree of Lights by now has become an annual feature and very much an integral part of Christmas for our local communities and also much further afield. The response to this annual appeal over the years has been overwhelming. Since it all started, over £291,000 has been donated to the Hospice. We are however well aware that this annual event represents much more than just fundraising.  Most of us have lost loved ones and the need to reflect and remember is so important.  In our busy daily lives, setting aside time to commemorate brings a degree of comfort in concentrating our thoughts at what can be a difficult time for many coming to terms with ongoing bereavement and loss.  By dedicating a light to a loved one, we hope it helps to bring that comfort and peace.  St. David's Hospice are ever grateful for the support this brings and it is an important event in their calendar.  Last Christmas, the tree was adorned with brand new LED lights. They shine brighter than ever. This was made possible with the very kind sponsorship of the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm and also the support of the Conwy Voluntary Services Council, Dŵr Cymru and Colwyn Town Council. All this will enable the event to carry on for many years to come.

IT IS WITH GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT WE ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO TRADITIONAL CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE EVENT ON THE CAYLEY PROMENADE. THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 SITUATION AND RELATED RESTRICTIONS.    SAFETY FOR ALL IS PARAMOUNT.

The lights however will be illuminated as from 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, 29th. November, 2020 remaining lit throughout December. As from this time, a short video recording of ‘Switch On’ Ceremony will be available for viewing on the Rhos on Sea Rotary Club and St. David’s Hospice Websites along with their respective Facebook pages. Although the tree is not yet illuminated dedications can still be made from now on and right through until the end of December through the coupon in the Pioneer newspaper or by using the form from any Hospice Shop, or just by posting a letter quoting the ‘Tree of Lights’ to St. David's Hospice Abbey Road, Llandudno. On-line donations can be made on the Hospice and Rhos on Sea Rotary Websites.
 
Rotary President Cliff Large commented:

“It’s sad that we cannot hold our ceremony on the Cayley Promenade but we will not let Covid 19 stop us supporting St. David’s Hospice. The opportunity to remember our loved ones is very important and dedicating a light is a lovely way to do this during Christmas time commemorating those no longer with us. I hope it brings a degree of comfort and concentrate our thoughts in these unusual and difficult times. Every penny donated will go to the Hospice supporting the vital work they do for all communities right throughout North West Wales. I will update you on our progress. Despite this difficult time, we will see our Rotary Tree of Lights shine proudly on the Cayley Promenade once more this year with special meaning for all.

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President welcomes new members

On Thursday 15th October President Cliff welcomed Judy Barnard and Ruth Coleman-Jones as our newest members of the club. Both have been regular visitors over the last few months and helped us with our bench painting and other projects. We welcome them to the wider family of Rotary

 

 

 

                                                     New Member introduced to the club

President Cliff was delighted to welcome a new member to the club at last night's meeting. Martyn Harvey is a retired Fire Officer who has already shown prowess in bench painting over the last few weeks. You are very welcome Martyn.

 

 

 

 

                 Sue's Arbour

 

The late Sue Williams was a member of Rhos-on-Sea Rotary Club and a true inspiration to everyone who met her and not just club members. One of many projects she was instrumental in achieving was the renovation of the Princess Diana memorial garden in the centre of Rhos. She, more than anyone else drove the project, converting what was an overgrown, derelict site into a pleasant, restful place which is enjoyed by people of all ages.

 

Sue lost her battle with cancer earlier this year causing great sadness and sorrow to all who knew her. The Rotary club in particular wanted to remember her in some tangible way and after much discussion they decided to honour her memory by placing her name on the arbour in the centre of the garden, a suitable honour for a much loved lady.

 

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Refurbishing the benches on the Cayley Promenade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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