Tree of Hope Ceremony


20160725_133957Each year at Relay For Life events hundreds of Candle of Hope bags represent loved ones affected by cancer. Here in Kilkenny we decided that because those bags meant so much to people that we wouldn’t just throw them away after the event.  We asked the very kind people in Kilkenny Castle if we could have a tree planted in the 20160725_135052Castle Park and call this our ‘Tree of Hope’ and they obliged. So, every year we carefully pack up all our Candle of Hope bags at the end of Relay. The bags are burned and the ashes are scattered in a little ceremony at the tree.  This years ceremony will be on Saturday 20th May at 11.30 in the Castle Park.  Why not come along and join us.