Rotary Christmas Tree Appeal

In support of Waterford Hospice

In 1998 the first Christmas Memorial Tree appeal was established by the Rotary Club of Waterford to help raise funds for the development of a 20 bed Hospice facility on the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital. To date the initiative has raised over €400,000 towards Waterford Hospice.


As well as raising much needed funds in Waterford for the Hospice Movement, the Memorial Tree Appeal provides people with a means of remembering their loved ones in a dignified and meaningful manner. The Memorial Christmas Tree at John Robert’s Square in Waterford City has become synonymous with the celebration of Christmas in Waterford and is now a central feature in Winterval, Ireland’s largest Christmas Festival.

If you want to be part of this project, why not call in and get a ribbon at the Memorial Tree in front of Supermacs in John Roberts Square where the Rotary Christmas Hut will be manned by Rotarians and supporters every weekend from November 29th and daily from December 13th until our annual Carol Service at 2:30 pm on Christmas Eve.  We also have collections at Supervalu Hypercentre (Dec 13th & 14th), Waterford Shopping Centre Lisduggan (Dec 20th & 21st), Quish's Supervalu Tramore (Dec 13th) and Ardkeen Quality Food Store (Dec 14th).  


This year for the first time, UPMC Whitfield will host a Rotary Memorial Tree in the hospital foyer, offering patients, visitors and staff the opportunity to support the appeal. Members of UPMC Whitfield’s retired staff volunteer group ‘Na Cairde’ will be selling the ribbons throughout the festive season at the hospital.

Alternatively you can donate online via our new online module! Just click the button above. 

On behalf of Waterford Rotary Club and Waterford Hospice I would like to sincerely thank all our Rotarians, Supporters and the many many contributors to our project. 

I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas 



President:  Carol Normoyle







Christmas 2019
will be our 22nd
Year of this appeal.
Over €400,000 raised for Hospice in 
Waterford so far!
Over €1 Million already raised for various charities nationwide.
Rotary Memorial Tree
In support of Waterford Hospice
Illuminate your memories this Christmas on the Memorial tree.

The Tree will be adorned by lights this Christmas, illuminating thousands of memories and brightening the winter skies. Each light costs just €5 and will shine throughout the festive season. 

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Club Chartered: Monday 15th July 1968 (No. 19706) District no 1160

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