THE Rotary Club of Waterford has launched its annual Memorial Christmas Tree appeal. It gives the public two ways to remember their loved ones and help a good cause.
They can purchase ribbons at the tree in John Roberts Square, or one of its satellite venues, or buy a light and record a memory by logging on to www.waterfordhospice.ie/memorialtree.
The money raised will go to Waterford Hospice. For the first time, UPMC Whitfield is hosting a Rotary Club Memorial Tree in the hospital foyer. Other satellite collection points are in Supervalu Hypercentre (Dec 13 and 14), Waterford Shopping Centre Lisduggan (Dec 20 and 21), Quish’s Supervalu Tramore (Dec 13) and Ardkeen Quality Food Store (Dec 14).
Weather permitting, the Memorial Tree will be open from 12 noon every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and daily from December 13 until the ecumenical carol service with the Waterford Male Voice Choir.
The service will take place at the tree on Christmas Eve starting at 2:30pm.