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

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

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) celebrated the launch of their ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’ in Crowe’s Bar, Bohermore last evening, Monday 12 November.

In December a giant Christmas tree will be on display at the entrance to University Hospital Galway (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. Everytime a light is sponsored; the family of the person to whom the light is dedicated to receives a Christmas card and that person will also be remembered in three masses celebrated over the Christmas season in UHG.  

Susan Massey from the Children’s Remembrance Day Committee explained, “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.

“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. 

“We were delighted that well known singer-songwriter Don Stiffe joined us to formally launch this year’s ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’. The lights will be on sale at different times in the main foyer of UHG from 23 November until 09 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 085 8214443 or Susan Massey on 087 9452810 for more information.

Switching on the Christmas Tree Lights

On Sunday 09 December Galway Senior Footballer Paul Conroy will officially switch on the Christmas tree lights at UHG. 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)