Rotary seeking volunteers to help with Remembrance Tree campaign

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 2012 campaign will be getting underway on Friday, December 14, and the Rotary Club of Clonmel are looking for volunteers to help staff it from then to Sunday, 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 our 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.

If you can help out for a 90-minute slot, please text the word Tree followed by your name to 087-8280079. Many thanks.

Meanwhile, the Rotary Club is also busy with preparations for its annual Christmas Food, Wine and Flowers Evening, on Wednesday, December 5 at Raheen House at 8pm sharp.

With food by Jenny Flynn of the Sweetest Thing Cookery School, wine by the Wine Buff and flowers by Ann Fitzpatrick, there will be loads of tastes plus good bags for everyone in the audience.

Some tickets are available at €20 each from O’Sullivan Insurances, Mitchel Street; Cluain Restaurant, Nelson Street; and Clonmel Office Centre, Market Street, all Clonmel.