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Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) launched their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’ last night in the staff canteen, UHG. 

Susan Massey from the Children’s Remembrance Day Committee explains, “Unfortunately many families have suffered bereavements during the year and sponsoring a light for someone who has passed away is a lovely way of letting family and friends know that we are thinking of them in a special way. Families may have loved ones who have emigrated and will not be home for Christmas and again sponsoring a light is a way to let them know they are in our thoughts.

“In December a giant Christmas tree will be on display at the entrance to UHG and people can sponsor a light on the tree as a dedication to a loved one. This is a thoughtful way of letting them know we are thinking of them.

“We were delighted to have had well-known local journalist with the Galway Advertiser, Mary O’Connor join us this year to formally launch our annual ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’. The lights will be on sale at different times in the main foyer of UHG from 24 November until 10 December at a cost €5 each. If you would like to sponsor a Christmas tree light, please contact Children’s Remembrance Day Committee members Margaret Duignan on 091 523206 or Susan Massey on 087 9452810 for more information.

“The funds raised through the sale of the Christmas tree lights are used to fund the activities of the Children’s Remembrance Day Committee throughout the year and any extra monies raised are used to enhance the services for bereaved families within the hospital. 

“On Sunday 10 December we will be joined by local radio broadcaster and CEO of Galway Bay FM, Keith Finnegan who will officially switch on the Christmas tree lights. Twenty years ago Keith switched on the Christmas tree lights on our very first Christmas tree, so we are fortunate to have him back with us to mark the twentieth anniversary”.

The afternoon’s festivities will commence at 3.00pm with music from the Conquerors and friends and the boys and girls from Scoil Cathríona Renmore will perform Christmas carols. 

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)