9 April 2018
By Mary Bermingham
Cope Foundation, one of Corks most established charities, has just launched its revamped Flowers of Hope fundraising campaign taking place from April 9th – 30th and wants you to Show & Grow Flowers of Hope this April.
Cope Foundation has introduced a beautiful Flowers of Hope lapel pin as part of its long-standing fundraising campaign – which has traditionally centred on Flowers of Hope seeds. The charity is asking the people of Cork to SHOW & GROW their Flowers of Hope by showing off their new Flowers of Hope lapel pin and growing their much-loved Flowers of Hope seeds (nasturtiums).
The Flowers of Hope pins and seeds are available to purchase in every SuperValu and Centra store. They are also available in lots of other outlets, so keep an eye out for them and pick up your Flowers of Hope in your local pharmacy, petrol station, butcher, grocery shop etc. from 9th – 30th April.
Funds raised from Flowers of Hope help the Cork charity to support 2,350 people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism to live life their way. Cope Foundation’s vital supports and services are delivered through its 69 different locations right across Cork city and county.
Sean Abbott, Chief Executive of Cope Foundation said “Funds raised from Flowers of Hope allow us to do more for the people we support, ensuring they live a life of their choosing, connected to and participating in, their communities. Community is important to everybody and we’re hoping the Cork community will support us this April by showing and growing their Flowers of Hope. As part of our three year fundraising plan, campaigns like Flowers of Hope, will help us to fund exciting projects that support people to live life their way; encourage people to develop, learn and grow; support older persons to age with dignity; and allow people to experience new things and new places.”
Traditionally, the Flowers of Hope campaign involved volunteers going door-to-door with Flowers of Hope seeds and for over forty years, this method raised significant sums for the charity. However, with times changing, the charity has revamped the campaign to make it more inclusive and accessible for supporters. As part of the campaign, special Flowers of Hope Coffee Breaks and Cake Sales will take place in various communities across Cork city and county. A full list of these events can be found at www.cope-foundation.ie/Flowers-of-hope.
Cope Foundation supports 2,350 children and adults of every ability to live life their way. We work to enhance the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism; working in partnership with them, their families and local communities to provide a broad range of person centred services and supports. We offer these services and supports through our network of 69 locations all over Cork City and County. Cope Foundation Centres/Supports can be found dotted throughout Cork city as well as: Ballincollig; Mitchelstown; Fermoy; Midleton; Cobh; Carrigaline; Clonakilty; Bandon; Skibbereen; Macroom; Kanturk and Mallow.
For more information about what we do, visit: www.cope-foundation.ie