The Christmas Remembrance Tree Dec 2nd 6.30pm
‘A year from Jonathan Corrie’s death, the homeless situation is now worse than ever’ Fr. Peter McVerry
The Naas Rotary Club are proud to continue supporting the Peter McVerry Trust as our chosen charity this year.
We are presenting a cheque donation to the Trust and also launching a second fundraiser for the Trust (The Christmas Remembrance Tree), on Wednesday, Dec 2nd in the Town Hall, Naas.
Fr. Peter McVerry will speak at the event. Mayor Cllr James Lawless will be in attendance and we have invited a cross section of public representatives as well as members of the local media.
In light of the deepening homelessness crisis, The Rotary Club in Naas is delighted to support the Peter McVerry Trust to raise vital funds as the homeless crisis deepens.
Rotary Naas has raised over €2,000 for the Peter McVerry Trust and will present the cheque to the charity on December 2nd at the Town Hall Main St., Naas at 6.30pm
2) Rotary Naas will also launch the Remembrance Tree project with all funds going to the Peter McVerry Trust.
The Rotary Tree of Remembrance is an annual commemorative project at Christmas to remember all those who have died. The Christmas tree will be erected inside the entrance of the Tesco Extra on Monread Road in Naas on the 14th of December and will remain in situ until 18th December.
Members of the public will be able to remember their loved ones by writing their names on yellow ribbons which will then be placed on the tree. Volunteers from both organizations will be present from 10am to 8pm at night. We are asking people to help support the homeless this Christmas and all donations are most welcome.
The official launch of the project this year will be performed by the Lord Mayor Cllr Lawless.
The Rotary club of Naas is delighted to be able to offer people the opportunity to do something simple yet poignant to remember their loved ones at Christmas. A spokesperson for Rotary Naas said ‘We hope the remembrance tree will help people reflect on the true spirit of Christmas in remembering our loved ones and also in supporting the less fortunate in our community.’