Limerick Thomond Rotary Club celebrates presentation of funds raised from the 2019 Remembrance Tree to nominated beneficiaries

  • Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Cheque Presentations (Pic Brendan Gleeson)
The Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Cheque Presentations at the Strand Hotel. (Pic: Brendan Gleeson)

Limerick Thomond Rotary Club was delighted to welcome Pieta House, Cuan Mhuire Bruree and St. Munchins Community Centre to a very special lunch on Friday 31st January at the Strand Hotel Limerick to formally present the funds raised from the 2019 Remembrance Tree.

The funds raised at the 2019 Remembrance Tree brings the total raised since 2009 to over €190,000. This presentation follows the commemorative mass held at the Augustinian Church for all the ribbons placed on the tree, which took place on January 3rd.

Attending the Limerick Thomond Rotary lunch today were: Kieran O’Brien and Johnny Togher from Pieta House, Ciarán Carey from Cuan Mhuire Bruree St. and Linda Ledger and Rachel McCarthy from St. Munchins Community Centre. Each of these organisations provided volunteers each day on the Remembrance Tree to help raise funds for their deserving organisations.

Speaking at the lunch, Pat Fogarty, President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club welcomed all attendees and in particular thanked Deputy Mayor, Cllr Adam Teskey for “his unqualified support for the Remembrance Tree project.” Also in attendance was Past District Governor of Rotary Ireland, Phillip Beggs from the Rotary Club of Comber, Co. Down.

Ger Lynch, Community Chair and Incoming President of Limerick Thomond Rotary Club who managed the Remembrance Tree project echoed the thanks made by the President and went on to recap on the importance of this initiative to Limerick’s volunteer-based organisations, "Over thirty seven organisations have benefitted from our Remembrance Tree Project all of which have made a major contribution to the enhancement of community life in the Mid-West area and beyond.”

The 2019 Remembrance Tree was greatly supported by the wider community in Limerick – including, Northern Trust, Cook Medical, ICHAS, Limerick’s Live 95fm, Augustinians Limerick, The Hands in Harmony Choir, Unity Gospel Choir, The Clef Choir, Limerick Printmakers, Tallybrooke Civil Engineering, and many more. Limerick Thomond Rotary Club would like to extend a heartfelt thank you again to all these organisations and most importantly to the people of Limerick for supporting the 2019 Remembrance Tree and look forward to continuing the tradition again in 2020 for the 12th year running.

For any volunteer-based organisations or charities who are interested in getting involved in the 2020 Limerick Thomond Remembrance Tree, please submit your interest to limerickthomond@gmail.com.

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