Volunteers call for Remembrance Tree

The Remembrance Tree in aid of South Tipperary Hospice is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Clonmel, having raised many thousands of euro for hospice over the years.

The Remembrance Tree in aid of South Tipperary Hospice is one of the highlights of the Christmas season in Clonmel, having raised many thousands of euro for hospice over the years.

The 2013 campaign will get underway on Friday, December 13, and the Rotary Club of Clonmel are looking for volunteers to help staff it from then until Monday, December 23.

This year there will be two trees, one in Market Place and one in O’Connell Street, and members of the public will be able to write the names of their loved ones who have passed away or are ill on remembrance ribbons which are attached to the trees, and kept to be blessed at a special ecumenical service at the end of the project.

Every year the volunteers really enjoy their time at the Remembrance Tree, meeting people, chatting and explaining what it’s all about.

The more days the Rotary Club can staff the tree for the more money will be raised for South Tipperary Hospice, so the club would love to get extra volunteers on board this year.

People who have helped in the past would be most welcome back this year and the Rotary Club would also love to see some new helpers.

If you can help out for a two-hour slot please text the word Tree followed by your name to 087-8280079. Many thanks.