Excellent collection

THROUGH your good paper, I would like to thank the good townsfolk of Worthing for their generosity in making donations at the Rotary Club of Worthing’s annual Christmas Tree Appeal.

For more than 50 years, the club has collected at the Rotary Tree in Holders’ Corner during the lead up to Christmas, the tree adding to the feel-good factor in the town centre.

This year, we will be able to donate £5,900 to many local worthwhile causes (including £2,500 for Christmas parcels to the needy distributed on our behalf by the Salvation Army) as the result of the support of the shoppers and local businesses to our appeal, an excellent result given the current economic conditions.

We hope the public felt the tree and its lights and decorations lifted their spirits a little at this festive season.

On behalf of members, the Rotary of Worthing I wish all readers a Happy New Year.

John A Gunner

chairman, Christmas tree appeal committee

Rotary Club of Worthing

George V Avenue

Worthing