The Letterkenny Rotary Club Christmas Tree of Remembrance will be up and running again this year at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
The launch and blessing of the tree will take place this Thursday, 13th December at 11am.
You may have noticed on your way past if you’ve been in recently, it’s along the aisle, just down a bit past Santa’s Grotto, and will be fully operational from Thursday onwards.
The tree is where you can dedicate a yellow ribbon in memory of someone who has passed away, someone who is not able to come home at Christmas, or just to indicate that you are thinking of dear ones now at this special Festive time.
A ribbon is available in return for a donation, and the proceeds this year are in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Donegal Oil Foundation (supporting educational aids for children with Autism in Donegal Schools) and the Rotary International Charities. So your contribution, however large or small will go towards helping others less fortunate during this Festive time.
The idea is to have the whole tree covered in Ribbons by Christmas time. Kids just love clipping them on and seeing the number of ribbons increase each time they go past.
The tree is manned all the time by Rotarians accompanied by volunteers from the nominated charities, as swell as support from local Transition Students, thereby ensuring all dedications remain totally confidential.
The ribbons are all taken for a Special Dedication Ceremony on Sunday in early January and everyone can come along and be a part of that wonderful service, date and time yet to be confirmed.