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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Charity Rotary tree has raised almost €100,000

Drogheda Rotary Christmas Remembrance Tree has raised almost €100,000 for local charities and it's a great way to remember loved ones who have passed away.

The rotary Club of Drogheda's annual remembrance has been a regular sight in Drogheda over the past 10 years and this year is set to run over six days, from Monday 19 th December to Saturday 24th December.

The Remembrance Tree will be operating from three locations; the spectacular Christmas Tree outside St. Peter's Church on West St., Tesco Extra on the Donore Road and in the Laurence Town Centre outside M&S.

According to President of Drogheda Rotary Club Julian Grant "The idea behind the remembrance tree is that people can remember loved ones who are no longer with us or those family members who are abroad from during the festive season on a remembrance card, and we will attach the card to a yellow ribbon on the tree".

"The person can give a donation of any amount they choose and these donations will go towards local charitable services in our town; Rotary's Meals on Wheels Service, The Alzheimer's Association , The Red Door Project (who support drug and alcohol sufferers) and Fighting Blindness whose goal is to cure blindness and support patients".

The Rotary Club of Drogheda established in 1946 meet every Monday in The Westcourt Hotel and are always looking for new members. Anyone interested in finding out more about Drogheda Rotary Club or who is interested in becoming a member or would simply like to volunteer, should please contact Philip Richardson at Philip@richardson.ie or call 0872551719. The Club members meet over lunch to discuss various charitable and fundraising initiatives and other Rotary business.

"One of the biggest Rotary projects is Meals on Wheels , which has operated in Drogheda for the last 46 years. Hot nutritious meals and tasty desserts are delivered three times a week to the elderly and incapacitated in our local communities. President Julian said "In terms of Community involvement , the introduction of our Meals on Wheels service and our ability to sustain it over the period remains the Drogheda Rotary club's greatest and proudest achievement. In that period we have touched the hearts and minds of many less fortunate people in our midst".

The prestigious Mayoral Award for outstanding work in the area of Community service was this year bestowed on the club by then Mayor Paul Bell.

'We now have the capacity to take on new members are looking to recruit new drivers to help with deliveries of meals,' the president added.

For further information on Drogheda Rotary Club go to http://www.droghedarotary.org .

Drogheda Independent

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