Andrew Percy - the Brigg and Goole MP - and Coun Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, were among those who attended a New Year outdoor service conducted by the town's Curate, the Rev Trudy Hobson (pictured above), on Saturday afternoon (January 5).
This was to mark the conclusion of the Tree of Light's stay in Chapel Court, which began in mid-November.
In return for donating to a charity fund, local people were invited to have written messages placed on the tree in memory of friends and family members who have passed away.
The names of all those remembered in this way were read out by the Rev Trudy and Brigg Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell.
Following the service, the Christmas raffle draw winners were announced and many prizes given out to lucky winners and also people collecting prizes on their behalf.
Some further donations and contributions were received on Saturday afternoon, meaning that upwards of £780 EACH will go to Brigg Carers’ Support Centre, which touches the lives of many local individuals and families during difficult times, and the Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight - a charity run by Cure DM (Formerly Rosa), which helps children suffering from a serious muscle wasting condition and supports local families.
Organisers at the Brigg Town Business Partnership have thanked Scunthorpe Rotary Club, Brigg Rotary Club, Andrew Naylors Funeralcare and Co-op Funeralcare, and the Nisa store on Queen Street, for their generous support of the Tree of Light 2018.
Following Saturday's service, all memory cards were carefully removed from the branches.
|Brigg Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell reading out some of the names during the Tree of Light service, as the Rev Trudy Hobson looks on|
|Andrew Percy MP, Coun Rob Waltham, Brigg Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell, Mayoress Coun Tina Campbell, Brigg Town Business Partnership officials, charity representatives and sponsors after the Tree of Light service with the Rev Trudy Hobson, right|
|A final picture of the Tree of Light 2018 in Brigg town centre with messages attached to its branches|
|Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy, centre, with the Rev Trudy Hobson and Town Mayor Coun Donald Campbell after the Tree of Light's closing ceremony in Chapel Court|
|Malcolm Dunderdale carefully removing the final message from Brigg's Tree of Light 2018|