Wicklow Rotary Club has received a licence to conduct a street collection in Wicklow town on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16  and we hope that as many Wicklow residents and visitors to the town will support this worthy cause.

The Rotary Club of Wicklow has already raised over €12,000 for its Ukrainian appeal. The club donated €4,000 for immediate relief of refugees at the Polish border and €8,000 will go directly to the Wicklow Ukraine Fund with plans to raise €20,000 here in Wicklow. 

Martina Fox, President-Elect, Rotary Wicklow has been assigned by the club to make funds available directly to Ukrainian Appeal in Wicklow on behalf of Wicklow Rotary. “We made our first contribution when the first wave of refugees arrived at the Polish border during the early days of the Russian  invasion,” she said. “It is important now that funds go directly towards the Ukrainian appeal in Wicklow. Those who donate to the appeal through Rotary and clubs such as The Lions, know that all funds go directly to help refugees located here in the Garden County.”

We have received generous donations including a major contribution from the Wicklow Male Voice Choir this week which we really appreciate. Rotary urges all  members and their friends and families to support the Wicklow Male Voice Choir Concert in the Church of St. Patrick, Wicklow on Sunday May 29th at 8.00pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Refugee Fund in what promises to be a great evening’s music.

Wicklow Rotary will continue to raise funds over the coming weeks and months. “Payment can be made into the Wicklow Rotary Ukrainian Refugee Account  (IBAN  IE17BOFI90673471649421) or by cheque to the Rotary Club of Wicklow Ukranian Refugee Appeal c/o Cooney Parle Accountants, Main Street, Wicklow as well as our street collection over the Easter weekend.

Rotary has a long and proud tradition in supporting international and local causes during the recent  Covid-19 pandemic and down through the years in projects such as its  international polio eradication programme. The Rotary Club of  Wicklow is part of  Rotary International, a worldwide organisation whose motto is ‘Service above Self’.  Club members use their professional skills and expertise in volunteer work in the community and overseas. The club has a track record in raising funds for local and international charities.

You can learn more about Wicklow Rotary Club by visiting their website https://www.wicklowrotary.org/