No need to travel to City Centre! Suburban Cork Shopping Centre has its own ‘Remembrance Tree’

30 November 2015
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

Remember loved ones this Christmas at Douglas Court Shopping Centre’s Remembrance Tree

Christmas is special at Douglas Court Shopping Centre, and in particular the Remembrance Tree which offers people the opportunity to remember their loved ones in a simple yet poignant way in the midst of the Christmas shopping rush.

This year the Remembrance Tree will be decorated by Young at Heart Douglas Seniors’ group on Thursday, 10th December. The public are invited to write a card in memory of a loved one, place it on the tree, and enter their loved one’s name in a book which will be placed on the altar in St. Patricks Church, Rochestown, to be remembered at a special mass in January.

All proceeds raised from donations at the Remembrance Tree will go towards the Cork Association for Autism, which provides a range of services to adults with autism, some of whom are members of Young at Heart Douglas Seniors. Young at Heart gives older people a sense of belonging in their own community by providing services and skills to assist them to lead a more fulfilling and healthy life, and maintaining high activity levels that promote engagement and helps reduce loneliness.

Throughout the Christmas period, families are also invited to visit Santa’s Grotto free of charge at the Centre to say hello to the Big Man himself as he prepares for his busiest time of year. Santa says “Don’t forget to bring your letters along and post them in my special Santa Mail post box at Douglas Court – I’ll guarantee that all the boys’ and girls’ letters will be delivered to the appropriate elves back at my workshop in time for my Christmas Eve journey.”

And for those hoping to avoid the last minute present rush and pick up some great bargains, Black Friday at Douglas Court this Friday, 27th November, is the ideal opportunity to pick up those all-important gifts at great prices. With 50 stores including Dunnes Stores, Next, Kilkenny, Verso, Carraig Donn, Art & Hobby, Boots, Sam McCauleys, Cummins Sports, and New Look, all the family is catered for in one convenient location.

For the latest Christmas news and updates find Douglas Court Shopping Centre on Facebook or visit www.douglascourt.ie.

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