Pukaar News – Leicester

Claudio Ranieri Lights up Christmas Tree in Leicester

Leicester City Football Club Manager Claudio Ranieri performed this year’s switch-on ceremony for the Merlyn Vaz Christmas Tree.

 

The Merlyn Vaz Tree is lit every year in memory of Merlyn Vaz, Leicester’s first female Asian Councillor.  Previous guests of honour have included Rev Jesse Jackson the Civil Rights Leader;  Indian Bollywood Star – Dharmendra, from BBC’s Eastenders, and Goodness Gracious  Me – Nina Wadia; from Coronation Street – Shobhna Gulati,  Local Boxing Champion Rendall Munroe and Bhasker Patel who plays Rishi Sharma in ITV’s programme “Emmerdale”.

 

Christmas Tree December 2015 - Anjali Vaz, Claudio Ranieri and Keith Vaz MP

Leicester City Football Club Manager Claudio Ranieri performed this year’s switch-on ceremony. Credit. Mr Vaz Office.

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