30 August 2017
By Elaine Murphy
Marymount is calling on the people of Cork to support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s Celebrates by holding their own coffee morning on 14th September to raise vital funds for Marymount’s services.
Representatives of Marymount met some of the campaign ambassadors recently to launch the campaign hospand called on the people of Ireland to host a coffee morning on Thursday 14th September.
Celebrating twenty-five years of coffee mornings, it is hoped that Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s will raise a much needed €2 million nationally for local hospice and homecare services nationwide to meet with growing demands for the service. Marymount aim to raise €200,000 alone.
“We would like to invite as many people who can to hold a coffee morning to support Marymount this Thursday 14th September,” said Paula McGovern, Head of Commmunications and Fundriaisng at Marymount. “Our hospice and home care services are under increasing demand each year and we need to raise €3 million every year to continue to provide our current level of services. Our coffee morning campaign is one of our biggest fundraising efforts. Please get in touch to register your coffee morning today and help us to continue to provide support to all who need our services.”
A whole host of celebrities including, Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson, Boyzone star Keith Duffy, comedian Mario Rosenstock, Clelia Murphy and Dr. Ciara Kelly, are asking people nationwide to support this important campaign by hosting or attending a coffee morning and help to give patients the best quality of life during their illness.
Ambassador Keith Duffy said, “It’s such an honour to be an Ambassador for this vital campaign and help in any way that I can to draw attention to the great work that the hospices do for all Irish people. I have been personally touched by the amazing work of hospices and I have seen first-hand the impact the money raised through Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice makes to patients, staff and families. Across the country, Hospice has, and will continue to provide people with the comfort of knowing that they are cared for throughout what can be one of the most difficult times in a family’s life.”
Mark Saunders, Brand Director with Bewley’s said “Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice is one of Ireland’s longest running charity campaigns which to date has raised a massive and vital €34 million for local hospice and homecare services all around the country. Bewley’s is proud to support the campaign once again this year as we have done for last 25 years. With demand for specialist palliative care services rising each year we want this year’s coffee morning to be bigger and better than ever! That’s why we are asking everyone to come together on Thursday 14th September and enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee while supporting your local hospice and homecare service.”
People can help to make a difference in someone’s life by hosting a coffee morning to help raise funds for their local hospice and homecare service. You can register at http://www.marymount.ie/coffee-morning/ or by calling 021 4501201. Hosts are provided with a Coffee Morning Pack containing Bewley’s coffee, posters and invitations free of charge.