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Anne Bourke, Katie Bourke, Lorraine Bourke and Grainne Moylan enjoying refreshments in Templeniery Church Bansha. at the cheque presentation from Bansha Tidy towns committee to the South Tipperary Hospice Movement
Bansha Tidy Towns was delighted to present a cheque to the South Tipp Hospice Movement from a fundraising effort during the Christmas period.

Bansha Tidy Towns was delighted to present a cheque to the South Tipp Hospice Movement from a fundraising effort during the Christmas period.

The proceeds of €2522 were presented to Hospice representative Marie Harold Barry at a special ceremony in Templeniery Church, Bansha.

“I’d like to sincerely thank Bansha Tidy Towns on behalf of everybody at the South Tipperary Hospice movement including the secretary of staff, patients and the nurses,” said Marie.

The fundraising effort consisted of the erection of the sales of ribbons/bows that were placed on a remembrance tree on the newly renovated Bansha village green in December. Over twenty-five volunteers and local shops sold bows for €5 each where the purchaser could write the name of a loved one to remember them during Christmas time. The bows were placed on a beautiful large tree decorated with lights that created a lovely sight in Bansha village.

“The sales of ribbons was an idea that I came up with and I put it to Bansha tidy towns who were thrilled with the concept,” said Bansha resident Anne White. “The remembrance tree provided a centre piece for the village and the bow sales helped a worthy cause.”

Templeniery Church was the perfect place for the cheque presentation with a beautiful ambience and music provided by three very talented musicians from Lattin, David Simon and Tadhgh.

Bansha Tidy Towns wishes to thank Coilte who provided the tree, Michael White for donating the Christmas tree lights, the volunteers and the shops who sold the bows, a special thanks to Agnes Hogan of Tipperary Flowers.com who provided all the bows and to all those who supported the cause.