The month of December was a very busy time for the members of the Letterkenny Rotary Club as they hosted several events to support the community and help the less fortunate.
The Letterkenny Rotary Club once again hosted the annual Christmas Tree of Remembrance at the Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
The beneficiary charities for 2019 were the Donegal Down Syndrome Association, St Vincent de Paul and international Rotary Charities.
These Ribbons will now be blessed at an Ecumenical Service on Sunday, January 19, at 7pm in Conwal Parish Church at the Cathedral Square in Letterkenny as part of Christian Unity Week.
This Service is open to everyone to attend and supper will he served afterwards.
Also in December, the Club collected just under 100 bicycles for transport to Loughlan House in Co. Cavan.
The bikes had been collected during the Donegal County Council Recycle Month, in October, as part of the Bikes for Africa campaign.
These had been in storage pending available transport which was kindly provided FOC by K & F Woollen Products, Kilmacrennan.
Once the Bikes have been fully refurbished, they will be transported further to Gambia along with bikes from all over Ireland and the UK where they will eventually give needy students transport to and from school where many travel over 15k each way daily and often in searing hot weather.
The Saturday before Christmas was particularly busy as Rotarians visited, sang and danced with residents of Hillcrest and Archview Nursing homes.
Bri Carr and her hugely talented family including father, Barney McDaid, as well as some members of her School Choirs, made it a lively and enjoyable occasion for all.
Letterkenny Rotary Club would like to say a huge thanks to the Management of the Shopping Centre, the Volunteers from the various Charities, Divers Hyundai Garage for the sponsorship of the Christmas cards, the Transition Year Students from the local schools who helped with the Christmas Tree of Remembrance, Bri Carr and Magees Chemist for kindly donating gifts.