THE Rotary Club of Clonmel has presented €9,250 to South Tipperary Hospice, which was raised through the annual Remembrance Tree campaign at Christmas.
The wonderful generosity of the people of Clonmel and South Tipperary means that the total sum of money raised this year is 50% higher than last year.
And all the funds will be used for the Hospice's home care nursing service, providing much-needed care in their homes to people suffering from terminal illnesses.
The proceeds of the Remembrance Tree collection was handed over last week to the Clonmel Hospice Support Group, whose Chairperson, Majella O'Donoghue, thanked the Rotary Club members for their efforts and said it was very much appreciated.
Anne Marie O'Brien, President of the Rotary Club of Clonmel, said the Rotary Club was very grateful to all the donors who gave so generously for such a deserving cause, particularly in the current economic climate.
She thanked all the volunteers who helped out with the collection, including Rotarians, members of the South Tipperary Volunteer Centre, Hospice members, and many other people who volunteered to accept donations at the Remembrance Tree before Christmas.
The Club is also very grateful to the shops who facilitated the collection, to Clonmel Borough Council for their help, and all who helped out in any way.