People were able to place a personalised message to their late loved ones on the St Neots town Christmas tree through the Star For A Star initiative run by Anglia Co-operative Funerals. The Huntingdon Street funeral home launched the fundraising scheme in 2010 and the Christmas 2012 tributes raised £561 for Mayor of St Neots, Councillor Barry Chapmans charity fund. This was matched by the ACCF (Anglia Co-operative Community Fund), enabling funeral director Darren Barker to present a cheque for £1,122 to Cllr Chapman. His fund this year is supporting St Johns Hospice at Moggerhanger, St Neots Coffee Pot Memory Café and St Neots Air Cadets. Cllr Chapman said: Star For A Star is a wonderful idea. It enables people to remember their loved ones at a special time of the year and it helps to raise a significant sum of money for local causes. It was extremely generous of the ACCF to match the money raised at Christmas. I hope to have raised around £9,000 with my fund this year when my term of office ends in May over the two years my fund will have raised about £20,000, with a significant contribution coming from Star For A Star. The three causes will receive an equal share from the Mayors fund in May. Pictured: Funeral director Darren Barker presents the £1,122 cheque to Mayor of St Neots Cllr Barry Chapman.