Mayor of Swale’s Engagements – Week Beginning 2nd December 2019

Written by on November 27, 2019

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Ken Ingleton, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Roger Clark, at the following:

Tuesday 3rd December: 5.45pm for 6pm     Wisdom Hospice Lights for Love Appeal Ceremony

The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice have invited the Mayor and Mayoress to attend the annual Lights for Love Ceremony at Highsted Grammar School, Highsted Road, Sittingbourne.  During the ceremony the Mayor will assist with the switching on of the lights for the Lights for Love Christmas Tree.   Every year, just before Christmas, the Lights for Love Appeal provides an opportunity to come together and remember loved ones.  It’s a chance to reflect and celebrate time spent together, leave a dedication to a loved one and make a donation to support the hospice.  The events focus on remembrance, with readings, hymns, carols and refreshments afterwards. This tree, and those located at Minster Abbey on the Isle of Sheppey and at Rochester Cathedral, will be illuminated by hundreds of tiny white lights with each light symbolising love for someone special.  Those attending a ceremony will also have the chance to hang a silver star on the Christmas tree and to view their dedication recorded in the Book of Remembrance.  Money raised will go to the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice, the charity that supports the work of the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, the only adult hospice serving the Swale and Medway area. 

(Contact:   Mrs Emma Dengate, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice – 01634 831163)

Wednesday 4th December: 6.45pm for 7pm to 8pm     Christmas Tree Festival

The Mayor and Mayoress have accepted an invitation to attend and formally open the Christmas Tree Festival at the Church in Tunstall Road, Tunstall.  This is the 6th year the Festival has taken place and approximately 100 trees will be on display inside the church. The community event will be open until Sunday 8 December 2019. (Contact:  Susan Hughes – 07899 001186)     

Thursday 5th December: 5.45pm for 6pm     Wisdom Hospice Lights for Love Appeal Ceremony

The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice have invited the Mayor and Mayoress to attend the annual Lights for Love Ceremony at Minster Abbey on the Isle of Sheppey.  During the ceremony the Mayor will assist with the switching on of the lights for the Lights for Love Christmas Tree.  Every year, just before Christmas, the Lights for Love Appeal provides an opportunity to come together and remember loved ones.  It’s a chance to reflect and celebrate time spent together, leave a dedication to a loved one and make a donation to support the hospice.  The events focus on remembrance, with readings, hymns, carols and refreshments afterwards. This tree, and those located at Highsted Grammar School in Sittingbourne and at Rochester Cathedral, will be illuminated by hundreds of tiny white lights with each light symbolising love for someone special.  Those attending a ceremony will also have the chance to hang a silver star on the Christmas tree and to view their dedication recorded in the Book of Remembrance.  Money raised will go to the Friends of the Wisdom Hospice, the charity that supports the work of the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, the only adult hospice serving the Swale and Medway area.  (Contact:   Mrs Emma Dengate, Fundraising Co-ordinator, The Friends of the Wisdom Hospice – 01634 831163)

7pm to 8.30pm     Preview Evening of ‘Cribs from the World Exhibition’

The Mayor and Mayoress have accepted an invitation to attend the exclusive preview evening of the ‘Cribs from the World Exhibition’ at SS Peter & Paul Church, The Street in Borden.  The cribs are owned by the broadcaster and author Libby Purves and her family and funds raised from this exhibition will benefit The Children’s Society.  (Contact:    Mrs Doreen Masters – 01795 476852 or 07944 239501)

6pm for 6.30pm to 9.30pm      Swale Community Leisure Vision Awards

The Swale Community Leisure Vision Awards will take place at the Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne and the Deputy Mayor will attend and open the awards evening with a short address.  The event will celebrate groups and individuals who are committed to improving sport and physical activity access and provision in Swale and will be an exciting opportunity to share projects and celebrate, recognize and reward the contributions across sport, leisure, health, education and culture.   (Contact:  Ann Stupple, Swale Community Leisure – 01795 506581)

Friday 6th December: 5.15pm for 5.30pm     Parkinsons Christmas Party

Parkinsons UK (Sittingbourne and Sheppey Branch) will hold their Annual Christmas Party at Phoenix House in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne and the Mayor and Mayoress will attend. (Contact:  Mrs Edna Spice, Parkinsons UK (Sittingbourne and Sheppey Branch) – 01795 470342)

Saturday 7th December: 6.40pm for 7pm to 11pm      Society’s Christmas Dinner

The Swale Branch of the Royal Society of St. George will hold a fundraising Christmas Dinner at The Masonic Hall in Albany Road, Sittingbourne and the Mayor and Mayoress will attend.   (Contact:  Paul David, Royal Society of St. George (Swale Branch) – 01795 471876)


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