Each of the organizations was well represented by a host of volunteers who fundraised for the causes close to their hearts. As part of the annual tradition of the Remembrance Tree, the thousands of ribbons placed on the tree will be commemorated at a special mass, which will be celebrated at 4 pm this Friday, January 3 at the Augustinian Church on O’Connell Street in Limerick.
Thomond Club Remembrance Mass 2019: The Limerick Thomond Club Remembrance Mass with the Various Charities at the Augustian Church. Picture: Brendan Gleeson.
Thomond Club Remembrance Mass 2019 marks gratitude to Limerick City and community
Limerick Thomond Rotary Club wishes to thank the City and people of Limerick for their
support of the 2019 Limerick Thomond Rotary Remembrance Tree.
The funds raised at the 2019 Remembrance Tree brings the total raised since 2009 to over €190,000. Four local Organisations were nominated to benefit from the voluntary donations received this year – Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire Bruree, St.Munchins Community Centre and Limerick Thomond Rotary Club.
Pat Fogarty, President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club paid tribute to all those involved in the 2019 Remembrance Tree. “As President, I would like to thank the members of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club and in particular Ger Lynch, our club Community Chair, and the extended friends and family of all Rotarians who helped and supported this year’s Tree. On a personal note, I enjoyed the experience this year, I believe the people of Limerick also enjoy and look forward to coming to the tree and putting the names of loved ones on a ribbon.”
From November 30 until December 22, 2019, the much-loved Remembrance Tree adorned the top of Bedford Row with its familiar yellow ribbons shining brightly. Supported by Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Thomond Rotary Club enabled thousands to remember their loved ones.
The Remembrance Tree was greatly supported by the wider community in Limerick – including, Northern Trust, Cook Medical, ICHAS, Limerick’s Live 95fm, Augustinians Limerick, The Hands in Harmony Choir, Unity Gospel Choir, The Clef Choir, Limerick Printmakers, Tallybrooke Civil Engineering, and many more.
Ger Lynch, Community Chair, echoed these comments and thanked the wider community support for the 2019 Remembrance Tree. “The Remembrance Tree would not be possible without the fantastic local support which Limerick Thomond Rotary Club receives. The Tree holds a special place for many
and is a project we look forward to continuing for many years to come.”
Limerick Thomond Rotary Club would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to attend the mass this Friday, January 3rd at 4 pm in the Augustinian Church on O’Connell Street in Limerick.
About Limerick Thomond Rotary Club
Limerick Thomond Rotary Club was founded in 1984. Over the years this Club has pioneered projects
both on a National and International stage which aim to support and assist people and communities.
The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and this is demonstrated by its members who volunteer
time, energy and know-how to the many projects that are planned each year. Limerick Thomond
Rotary Club has spearheaded and managed initiatives across a number of areas including youth
events, local communities and a number of fundraising activities including the Remembrance Tree,
in support of many deserving organizations in the Mid-West area.
Internationally, Limerick Thomond Rotary Club is also active in the Rotary campaign to eliminate
Polio worldwide participates in the School Bikes for Africa program and supports entrepreneurs
in third- world countries through the provision of finance under the Lend with the Care process.
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