Marymount seeks volunteers for Sunflower Days

5 June 2018
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Marymount University Hospital and Hospice urgently need volunteers to support its Sunflower Days – which are taking part throughout Cork city and county on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June.

If you are interested in helping out at a street or shopping centre collection on either day please get in touch today at fundraising@marymount.ie or call the fundraising team on 021 4501201 or fill out the online form: https://www.marymount.ie/fundraising/sunflower-days/

Sunflower Days is a national campaign for hospices with all monies raised locally staying local. The collections days are an important fundraising initiative for the Cork-based charity and in 2017 it aims to raise €70,000 this year through Sunflower Days. In 2016 Marymount supported more than 3,000 families in the Cork area.

Paula McGovern, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Marymount said: “We are urgently looking for volunteers to provide some support at our Sunflower Days on 8th and 9th June. We have many new locations this year and we need help to make sure we have enough people and volunteers to support our local collections. We are so grateful to the community of Cork who help us as much as they do and your support of Sunflower Days would be really appreciated.”

“We are looking forward to meeting people throughout the Sunflower Days on the streets of Cork city and towns, but we urgently need more volunteers to support our collections so please get in touch if you can help.”

At the launch of Sunflower Days recently two volunteers of Marymount Antoinette O’Sullivan and Anne O’Mahoney were given Hospice Hero awards by campaign ambassador Mary Kennedy to mark their work with the Sunflower Day campaign. Speaking at the launch, Mary Kennedy said: “I’m encouraging everyone to support Sunflower Days. By simply buying a sunflower from one of our volunteers you are helping to bring comfort and dignity to people at end of life.”

To get in touch please email fundraising@marymount.ie, call 021 4501201 or go to https://www.marymount.ie/fundraising/sunflower-days/.

Marymount needs to raise €3million each year through fundraising initiatives alone to continue to provide its services to the Cork community.

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