Remembrance Tree Appeal A fantastic success For Navan Rotary

Christmas shoppers in Navan recently give generously to the Navan Rotary Tree appeal over the festive season.

The annual Remembrance Tree campaign, recently organised by the Rotary Club of Navan, aimed to raise funds for the following: St. Vincent de Paul,Navan, St. Vincent de Paul,Johnstown, Alzheimers Society, Autism Society and Tabor House in Navan. St.Marys Special School, Meals on Wheels, Womens Refuge

The purpose of the tree is to give members of the public an opportunity to write a message of remembrance on a silky yellow ribbon, in recognition and memory of departed loved ones, those living abroad, who cannot be with them over the Christmas period, family or friends in hospital or ill at home, or for any other reason, to remember someone at this time of the year.

There were two trees on display this year; one in Navan Shopping Centre outside Tesco and another in Johnstown Shopping Center outside SuperValu.

Rotarian John Craig oversaw the event in the Navan Shopping Centre and Rotarian Peter O’Reilly oversaw the event in Johnstown Shopping Centre, and a huge amount of work was put in by both men in managing the volunteers and the placing of ribbons on the Trees.

Navan Rotary Club would like to say a special THANK YOU to every person who took the time to place a ribbon on the tree. December 2016 was the 6th year that a tree has been erected by Rotary in Navan and it brought comfort to families and individuals throughout the area as well as raising money for local charities. The tree is not just about raising money but giving service to the people of Navan, a beautiful tree and a special place to come and remember someone special.

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