Tree Council of Ireland
The Tree Council of Ireland is a non-governmental voluntary organisation that was set up in 1985 as an umbrella body for organisations involved in the establishment, management and conservation of trees in Ireland.
Our mission statement is to foster a tree culture in Ireland through action and awareness. Our objective is to educate the public about the nature and value of trees through the organisation of events and tree-related activities, to facilitate networking among members and to be a representative voice for tree culture and tree promotion.
Aoibheann's Pink Tie
Aoibheann’s Pink Tie was set up in 2010 by Mick Rochford and Jimmy Norman after the tragic loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann to cancer aged just 8 years. During Aoibheann’s year-long battle with this dreadful disease, the family found little or no financial or practical support for children and their families.
When Aoibheann passed away, the men wore pink ties at the funeral which was Aoibheann’s favourite colour. The charity was formed in her memory to remedy the lack of support for other children and their families going through treatment.