Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s is one of Ireland’s biggest, longest established and most loved fundraisers in Ireland.
Now in its 26th year, this annual fundraiser that takes place in cities, towns and villages all across Ireland has raised over €35,500,000! That is an incredible and life changing amount supporting specialist palliative care all across Ireland.
It has enabled local hospice groups to hire more specially trained Palliative Nurses to visit people in their homes, provide high quality care on In-patient Units, and refurbish facilities as well as buying crucial equipment. Most importantly, your support by hosting a coffee morning has helped patients to live life as fully as possible with dignity, respect and comfort whilst making the most of precious time with their family and friends.
Your support could help to provide vital front line services such as Homecare Palliative Nurses on the road. Every time a homecare nurse calls to the front door, families will feel the relief of knowing that their loved one is comfortable and at peace in the most familiar and restful place that they know: home, being part of family again and safe in the knowledge that specialist Palliative Nurses are managing all aspects of their care in the time ahead. Both patient and family are reassured that there is someone available to advise, help and support throughout their journey.
Just €50 could provide a Walking Frame for patients. A walking frame will help our patients to have greater mobility during their time in palliative care. This gives patients more independence using a sturdy and lightweight walking frame.
Just €250 could provide an Orthopaedic Chair that both benefits the patient as well as their visitors. The comfortable, adjustable and supportive orthopaedic chairs help our patients and their loved ones to relax.
Just €400 could provide a Pulse Oximeter. Pulse oximeters are a tool that enable Nurses and Doctors to measure the oxygen saturation of a patient’s blood. Monitoring such as this is very important for the health and comfort of patients.
€1,500 could buy a Specialised Bed that is essential and will provide the maximum of comfort and care for the patient. Ensuring that each and every person in the in-patient unit has the support and comfort they need.
Don’t forget that every euro raised locally stay locally. You can help support your local hospice and homecare group by hosting a coffee morning this year, click here to register.