There was an overwhelming response from the people of Drogheda and visitors to the town for Drogheda Rotary Club’s fundraising Remembrance Tree in the lead up to Christmas. The Annual event is in aid of local charities and Drogheda Rotary Club is now in a position to make donations totalling €13,500 to the charities. Since 2007 over €158,000 has been distributed to local charities from the proceeds of the Remembrance Tree Project.
Club president Robert Taylor thanked all those who supported the event. In particular he thanked The Soroptimist Club for their continued support over the last 3 years. The Soroptimist Club is fundamental to the success of the event and they collected on behalf of Drogheda & District Support 4 Old People.
This year Meals on Wheels, The Arch Club, The Irish Wheelchair Association and Drogheda & District Support 4 Old People will benefit from the Remembrance Tree Project.
Robert Taylor paid glowing tributes to the work of these local charities and remarked that the response from the public reflected the high esteem in which they were all held.
“This was wonderful generosity from the people of Drogheda and shows just how much the work of the charities is appreciated”Robert Taylor President of Drogheda Rotary Club
Drogheda Arch Club is a social club for adults with intellectual disabilities and it 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 Meals On Wheels service is run by the Drogheda Rotary Club.
The Soroptimist Club collected on behalf of Drogheda & District Support 4 Old People.
Display material for collection points was donated by Omega Signs in Collon.
The club had remembrance trees in West Street, The Laurence St Centre and Tesco Express Donore Road. The members of the public remembered loved ones by writing a message which was then attached to the trees.
Project chairman Paddy Prendergast was also delighted with the generous response of the public and paid tribute to all those who manned the trees for the 6 days in the lead up to Christmas.
There is an enormous amount of manpower needed to man the locations. Over 136 people gave their time to make this the success it is. The trees were manned for eight hours on each of the six days at the three locations. I’m delighted with the great response. Thanks to all involved.Paddy Prendergast Project Manager Drogheda Rotary Club
He thanked the Rotary members and their families, friends and volunteers for their support.