Tree of Remembrance update

The dust has now settled after a hectic few weeks for Jim Nelson and his team. With the go-ahead being given in November,  there was a great deal to be done, to be ready for opening day on 10 December 2021.

South Ayrshire Council have been very supportive, giving us a grant to cover setup costs, and providing and erecting the tree. Ayrshire Roads Alliance had to approve a site for the Tree of Remembrance, logos designed, banners made, ribbons acquired, a wooden shed set up, and a host of administrative tasks including payment channels to be set up.

The campaign ran from 10 to 24 December, with the Tree manned each day by a team of volunteers, organised by Paul Williams. The success of it can be seen by the number of ribbons attached to the Tree, which will stand until 4 January 2022 at the Fish Cross, High Street, Ayr. Donations can still be made online.

The Club received a very generous donation of £500 from M L Williams Funeral Directors, over and above the many personal, heartfelt donations from the public.

The three beneficiaries are Ayrshire Cancel Support, Whiteleys Retreat and Ayrshire Hospice. The amount each will received will be published in early January.

Thanks to everyone involved and especially to the kind people of Ayrshire who gave generously.