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Thursday, 7th February 2019

Rotary comes up trumps for local charities

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Representatives of the recipient charities are presented with cheques by Drogheda Rotary Club President Karl Allen.

Drogheda Rotary Club has come up trumps once again for four local charities with its Remembrance Tree fund-raising at Christmas.

Over the past 12 years, Rotary has raised and distributed €150,000 to deserving causes.

And this week, its president Karl Allen, presented a total of €14,000 to the charities from its latest fund-raising initiative.

The money went to Able Vision, the Drogheda branch of the Alzheimer Society, The Red Door project and Meals on Wheels.

The presentation was made at a lunch at the West Court Hotel.

Rotary spokesman Paddy Prendergast, said the money was raised through the Remembrance Tree at three locations in the town — West Street, the Laurence Centre and Tesco on the Donore Road.

‘’We have been doing this since 1997 and since then we have raised a total of €150,000 for charities, ‘’he added.

The Rotary Club last year helped the Alzheimer branch to secure a new minibus to ferry its clients to the day care centre on the Donore Road.

On that occasion, the €10,000 donated by Rotary went a long way to replacing the old minibus which was in an advanced state of disrepair.

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