NO REPRO FEE. 22/11/2018. Willow Lynch 4yrs from Swords with her brothers Calab 8yrs and Noah 10yrs ,pictured on Dublin's Liffey St Upper as light got turned on by DublinTown on the Christmas tree. There are two special Christmas trees in Dublin on Liffey St Upper and South King St in partnership with Visa. The “DublinTown ChariTrees”, measuring over 10 metres tall have been designed to help capture special Christmas memories while also raising money for The Temple Street Foundation which exists to support the vital, life-saving work that happens in Temple Street Children’s Hospital.In partnership with Visa and AIBMS the “ChariTrees” feature one contactless giving opportunity, inviting donations of €3, €5, €10 or €20. Each tree will be adorned with 3,000 ice white LED lights and an additional 3,000 coloured lights will be activated upon receipt of a contactless donation – creating a unique DublinTown Christmas memory.Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Two very special trees have been unveiled by DublinTown, aimed at raising money for the vital work done by Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

The DublinTown ChariTrees, both measuring more than 10 metres tall, are located on South King Street and Liffey Street Upper until January 7.

Visa and AIB Merchant Services are supporting the new tree-mendous initiative, with the trees featuring contactless opportunities to allow people to donate €3, €5, €10 or €20 with a tap of their card.

Each tree is adorned with 3,000 ice-white LED lights and an additional 3,000 coloured lights will be activated upon the receipt of a contactless donation – creating a unique DublinTown Christmas memory. All money raised will help to transform the lives of Ireland’s sickest children.

Richard Guiney, chief executive of DublinTown, said: “This year, we are delighted to add to the festiveness by unveiling these two very special interactive Christmas trees – a first for Ireland.

“Our two new ‘ChariTrees’ will allow all those that come to Dublin city centre over the Christmas period to capture special memories that will last a lifetime while also helping to fund the amazing work that Temple Street Children’s Hospital does for children.”

Denise Fitzgerald, chief executive of Temple Street Foundation said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from this incredibly innovative idea from DublinTown and Visa.

“The funds raised will be put to work in our hospital where they are needed most, helping sick children and bringing hope and healing to their families.”