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Launch of the Cartamundi Giving Tree at George's Court Shopping Centre

Giving Tree Launch

After an amazing reaction last year it was with great excitement that The Mayor of Waterford City Cllr. Joe Kelly launched The Cartamundi Giving Tree on Thursday last in George's Court Shopping Centre in Waterford City Centre. The Giving Tree is a charitable initiative started by Hasbro in George's Court in 1986 which has become a wonderful example of local businesses and the community working together to help others at this time of year.

Mayor Kelly was delighted to launch this year’s Giving Tree as ‘a symbol of the wonderful community spirit that is found in Waterford City combining local businesses, families and the community working together to help those in need’. He paid tribute to the efforts of Cartmundi and George's Court in maintaining ‘this unique Waterford Christmas tradition which embodies the true meaning of Christmas’.

Families, Local Schools and Children are asked to get involved by making Christmas Tree Decorations and to bring them in and hang them on the Giving Tree in the centre of George's Court Shopping Centre. Each decoration will be matched by a game from Cartamundi to go to the Vincent De Paul for their Hampers for children who are in need this Christmas.

The Cartamundi Giving Tree at George's Court will be in place from Monday 10th December through the Christmas season until Thursday 20th December. Staff from Cartamundi will be on hand each day from 10am – 4pm and a free gift wrapping service will be in operation with donations going to the Childhood Cancer Foundation (www.childhoodcancer.ie).

The Cartamundi Giving Tree at George's Court is a real example of Waterford people and businesses coming together to make 2018 a special Christmas for sick, vulnerable and disadvantaged families of the area.

George's Court, St. Vincent de Paul and the Childhood Cancer Foundation were delighted that Cartamundi have come on so readily as sponsors of this year’s Giving Tree and are looking forward to another successful Christmas Season.

George's Court Shopping Centre is home to a range of local, national and international stores, cafes and restaurants for your shopping and leisure enjoyment in the heart of Waterford City since 1981.

Are you a school, nursery or crèche wishing to take part in the Cartamundi Giving Tree? Contact Clare Ludden on 051-331110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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