PEOPLE can remember their loved ones by putting special messages on a memorial Christmas tree in Slaithwaite.
And the tree, which is put up in Co-operative Funeralcare every Christmas, will have added significance this year following the killing of Ryan Hawkins.
Teresa Lockwood, from the Church Street funeral home, is on a committee which was set up after Ryan’s death on September 23.
Committee members want to raise £5,000 to send his mum Valerie and sisters Donna, 14, and Natalie, 16, on an all-expenses-paid trip to Disneyland, Florida, next summer.
As well as installing the tree Ms Lockwood will be selling tea, coffee and mince pies for the fund.
There will also be a raffle to win a Co-op fair trade hamper full of Christmas goodies.
Ms Lockwood said: “We are doing really well so far for the fund. People are pulling together and have given lots of things for raffle prizes.”
Ryan, four, died after he was stabbed nine times at a house at Royd Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite, on September 23.
Donna survived, despite suffering 23 stab wounds herself.
Their father, Christopher Hawkins, 47, has been charged with murder and attempted murder and is in custody awaiting trial next year.
The memorial tree will be in the funeral home from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday, the night of the village’s Christmas lights switch-on.