Trees are symbol of hope and support

Trees are symbol of hope and support

By Mary Dennehy

THE Tree of Hope team was out-and-about planting in the community this week, ahead of its Walk into the Light community event on Saturday, September 10.

New trees, which are now a special symbol of remembrance, hope and support across the Tallaght landscape, were this week planted on the grounds of Tallaght Fire Station and beside the new play space in Brookview.

Brookview Tree Of Hope 09

Noeleen Fulham, of Tree of Hope, told The Echo how the tree at Tallaght Fire Station is the 128th tree planted and she thanked station staff Vincent Donegan, John Rogers and Adrienne O’ Grady, alongside public representatives Sean Crowe TD, John Lahart TD, councillor Nicky Coules and councillor Charlie O’ Connor, for helping to mark the special occasion.

The following day, the team was, despite the wet weather, back out planting a tree on a green space in Brookview Avenue – to mark the area’s new play space, which will be a gathering point for the community.

Alongside planting trees, the Tree of Hope team has organised a Walk into the Light event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Tree of Hope Tallaght Fire Station

This Saturday, September 10, the community is invited to walk together in support of those who have lost their lives to suicide, the families and friends left behind and those living with mental health illness.

The 5km walk will leave St Anne’s GAA Club at 6am this Saturday, September 10, and meander through the Bohernabreena waterworks and the beautiful valley of Glenasmole.

Supported by St Anne’s and Shane Smith Fitness, participants are also invited to make a donation to the Tree of Hope on the morning.

For further details on the event, which is open to children and dogs on leashes, visit the Tree of Hope and Shane Smith Fitness Facebook page.

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