Remembrance Tree 2019

In the lead up to Christmas 2019, Drogheda Rotary Club’s REMEMBRANCE TREE will fundraise again for local charities, Over the last 12 years since it’s launch in 2007, the REMEMBRANCE TREE has given in excess of €145,000 to local charities. This year Meals on Wheels, The Arch Club, The Irish Wheelchair Association and Support 4 Old People will benefit from the on street collections of this super seasonal event.

Memorial Tree Charities 2018
Karl Allen presents cheques to Ablevision, Alzheimers Society and Blue Door Charities

The concept behind the REMEMBRANCE TREE is that people make a donation and write a remembrance message for loved ones that are not be with us this Christmas .  The message is attached with yellow ribbons on to the REMEMBRANCE TREE and the tree is then decorated with heartfelt memories.  An ecumenical prayer service is held after Christmas when the tree is removed.

Remembrance Tree Launch 2018
Remembrance Tree Launch

From the 17th of December The REMEMBRANCE TREE collections will be in three locations in Drogheda. The primary one is on West Street at the spectacular town Christmas Tree outside St. Peter’s Church.  The other collection locations are at Tesco Extra on the Donore  Road and in the Laurence Town Centre outside M&S.

Robert Taylor the  President of Drogheda Rotary Club said “Christmas is a time when we are very aware of loved ones who are no longer with us or our family members who are abroad.  This is a sensitive way to acknowledge these thoughts of grief or loss”.

Rotary Club Drogheda coordinate the Meals On Wheels service in Drogheda and the REMEMBRANCE TREE contributes significantly to the financing of the service.

Memorial Tree Charities 2018
Karl Allen presents cheques to Ablevision, Alzheimers Society and Blue Door Charities

Drogheda Arch Club is a social club for adults with intellectual disabilities that meets every week in Drogheda. Its members are 18+ and has over 60 members

Irish Wheelchair Association in Drogheda is an organisation and service provider for people with physical disabilities.

Support 4 Older People, is the local charitable organisation that provides an array of services which aim to support older people in all aspects of their lives.

THE SOROPTIMIST  Club will be collecting on behalf of  D&D support 4 old people.in the charities list.

Display material for collection points  is donated by Omega  Signs in Collon.

The Rotary Club of Drogheda  established in 1946 and have been running the Meals On Wheels service since 1979.  They will be organising celebratory events to mark this marvellous achievement. The Rotary Club meet every Monday in The  Westcourt  Hotel and are always looking for new members. Anyone interested in finding out more about Drogheda Rotary Club or who are interested in becoming  a member or would simply like to volunteer, should  contact Robert Taylor robert.taylor@mckeevertaylor.ie  or call (041) 983 8639.  The Club  members meet over lunch to discuss various charitable and fundraising initiatives and other Rotary business.

For further information on Drogheda Rotary Club go to  http://www.droghedarotary.org .

Drogheda Rotary Club PRO Michael McCormick  087-1318363  mmcormick1@me.com

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