Carrickfergus Tree of Hope success delight’s Rotary president

Carrickfergus Rotary Club president Colin de Fleury presents a donation for the work of Action Cancer to the charity's representative Amy Reynolds.
Carrickfergus Rotary Club president Colin de Fleury presents a donation for the work of Action Cancer to the charity's representative Amy Reynolds.

Carrickfergus Rotary Club president Colin de Fleury has expressed his delight at the fundraising success of the club’s Tree of Hope at Tesco’s store in the town in the run up to Christmas.

He was speaking when he welcomed representatives from Action Cancer and the Carrickfergus support group for Children’s Hospice to a club meeting to receive donations from the money raised.

Dawn Young, a member of Carrickfergus Support group for Children's Hospice, receives  a cheque from Rotary president Colin de Fleury while her colleague Pat Pearson looks on.

Dawn Young, a member of Carrickfergus Support group for Children's Hospice, receives a cheque from Rotary president Colin de Fleury while her colleague Pat Pearson looks on.

Both of the recipients expressed gratitude to the Rotarians and gave a brief insight into how the money would be used for the benefit of others.

Mr de Fleury thanked Tesco for facilitating the project, paid tribute to Rotarian Sam Crowe, who masterminded the whole venture and Rotarian Brenda Houston for oversight of the collecting roster.

The club president thanked all those who helped collect over the two-week period and he reserved a special word of gratitude for the generosity of shoppers.

Carrickfergus Rotary Club’s Tree of Hope had operated at Tesco’s store since Christmas 2009 and in that time has raised just short of £90,000 for local charities.