Rotary Club Remembrance Tree 2019 – The Volunteers with the Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Adam Teskey and Tom Neville TD attending the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Launch at Bedford Row. Picture: Brendan Gleeson.
Launch of the Limerick Thomond Rotary Remembrance Tree Christmas 2019
The annual Limerick Thomond Rotary Remembrance Tree was officially launched on Saturday, November 30 by City and County Deputy Mayor Adam Teskey. Located at the junction of Bedford Row and O Connell St., the Remembrance Tree will run until Saturday, December 22 from 10.30 am to 5:00 pm each day.
With the kind permission of Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Thomond Rotary is providing a wonderful opportunity for citizens and visitors to the city over this festive season to remember their loved ones who are no longer with us at this special time and also to remember family members and friends who are unable to celebrate at home at this time.
Deputy Mayor Adam Teskey and Tom Neville TD, Officially opening the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree with Pat Fogarty, Johnny Togher, Pieta House, Linda Ledger and Ger Lynch at Bedford Row. Picture: Brendan Gleeson
Limerick Thomond Rotary is nominating a number of orgnaisations to benefit from the voluntary donations received. This year the nominated charities are Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire Addiction Treatment Services in Bruree and St. Munchins Community Centre. With over €170,000 raised over the last ten years, this is a much valued and needed initiative to support the worthwhile activities of these three deserving organisations.
Pat Fogarty, President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club that the location of the Remembrance
Tree on Bedford Row will be a focal point of assembly for shoppers and visitors. He said, “It’s a lovely way to remember a loved one by tying a ribbon on the tree in their memory and the tree will stand proudly in the heart of our city-center this December”.
The public will have the opportunity to be involved in this project by writing the name of the person they wish to be remembered on a ribbon which will be put on the Remembrance Tree. From November 30 to December 22 inclusive the tree will become a sea of yellow with thousands of ribbons fixed to its structure and it is expected that during this period over 20,000 names will be remembered on the tree.
Limerick Thomond Rotary is also offering the opportunity for people to request a Virtual Ribbon online for free while also donating to the nominated charities and organsiations.
Ger Lynch, Community Chair, added, ”Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire Bruree, and St. Munchin’s Community Centre are most deserving of support and representatives of each will be in attendance at the Remembrance Tree daily to encourage participation by all in this unique event in our festive calendar”.
About Limerick Thomond Rotary
Limerick Thomond Rotary was founded in 1984. Over the years this Club has pioneered projects
both on a National and International stage that aims to support and assist people and communities. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and which is demonstrated by its members who volunteer time,
energy and know-how to the many projects that are planned each year.
Limerick Thomond Rotary has spearheaded and manages initiatives across a number of areas including youth events, local community and a number of fundraising activities including the Remembrance Tree. Internationally Limerick Thomond Rotary is part of the Rotary Campaign to eliminate Polio worldwide, participates in the School Bikes for Africa campaign and supports entrepreneurs in third- world countries through the provision of finance under the Lend With Care process.
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