This Thursday, December 4th, the Rotary Club of Waterford launches its 17thannual Memorial Christmas Tree at 5.30pm at John Robert’s Square in Waterford City.
It will, as always, be a central feature in Waterford City’s Winterval Festival.
The Memorial Tree Appeal will be official launched by Her Worship the Mayor of Waterford Metropolitan District Cllr. Lola O’Sullivan.
Ann Marie Caulfield, President of the Rotary Club of
Waterfordsaid, “For 17 years the Rotary Club of Waterford Memorial Christmas Tree has been central to Christmas in Waterford. Most of us have been touched by the wonderful work Waterford Hospice does in our community. This year in particular Rotary in Waterford has had its own friends and long serving members who have passed and who we fondly remember.”
In 1998 the first Christmas Memorial Tree appeal was established by the Rotary Club of Waterford to help raise funds for the development of a 20 bed Hospice facility on the grounds of
. To date the initiative has raised nearly half a Million Euro towards Waterford Hospice. Waterford Regional Hospital
As well as raising much needed funds in
for the Hospice Movement, the Memorial Tree Appeal provides people with a means of remembering their loved ones in a dignified and meaningful manner. Indeed over the years the Christmas Memorial Tree Appeal has become synonymous with the celebration of Christmas in Waterford and enjoys widespread support from the public. Waterford