GalleyFlash Rowing Club were delighted to present the proceeds of the 2016 Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree to the Irish Community Air Ambulance in St. James’ Park, Ardfield, on Saturday last, January 28th.
The purpose of the Remembrance Tree was to give people of the community the opportunity to remember those not with us at Christmas; those who had passed away, those in hospital and those unable to return home for Christmas and in doing so, supporting an organisation that would be of benefit to the community as a whole. Following the success of the 2015 Remembrance Tree on the grounds of St. Michael’s Church, Rathbarry, it was decided that the 2016 tree would be erected on the grounds of St. James’ Church, Ardfield.
The club would once again like to express sincere gratitude to the Ardfield Rathbarry community for supporting the Remembrance Tree and in turn, helping to get the Irish Community Air Ambulance off the ground.
Pictured are members of the GalleyFlash Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree group presenting Ann Kelly, Irish Community Air Ambulance, with the proceeds of the 2016 Ardfield Rathbarry Remembrance Tree. L to R: Donal Hayes, Chairman GalleyFlash Rowing Club; Fr. Pat McCarthy, Ardfield Rathbarry Parish Priest; Ann Kelly, Irish Community Air Ambulance; Margaret Hayes, Registrar GalleyFlash Rowing Club; Kathleen Harrington, GalleyFlash Rowing Club; John Harrington, Senior Club Coach GalleyFlash Rowing Club; and Julie Harrington, GalleyFlash Rowing Club.