The Rotary Christmas Memorial Tree is fast becoming a symbol of the contribution
that Rotary makes to communities across the island of Ireland. Rotary Clubs from
across the District are now running Christmas Memorial Tree appeals in support
of a growing number of charities.
To date these initiatives have raised nearly €1 million for local and national causes.
The first Christmas Memorial Tree appeal was established by the Rotary Club of
Waterford in 1998 to help raise funds for the development of a 20 bed Hospice
facility on the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital. To date the initiative has
raised nearly €400,000 towards this good cause which, when complete,
will benefit communities throughout the South East.
As well as raising much needed funds for Hospice, the Memorial Tree Appeal
provides people with a means of remembering their loved ones in a very 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.
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